Beauty and the Beast on Tour

Get Your Tickets Now for Possum Point Players Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Tickets are selling rapidly for Possum Point Players' additional performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at or at 302-856-4560. (more...)

Your Has Been Wish Granted! ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Experience the magic of Disney's Aladdin, with tickets for the much-anticipated Brisbane season of the hit Broadway musical on sale from 9am Thursday 12 October. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lee Roy Reams Celebrates 42nd Street on 54th Street
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 8, 2017

Besides being an extraordinary and illustrious Broadway actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and director Lee Roy Reams is one of the best raconteurs you could ever spend an evening with. (more...)

Jane Lynch Brings A SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Broadway and Emmy Award winning actress Jane Lynch and her posse are back for a comically kitsch throwback to the old WWII USO canteen and 1960's Christmas specials of yore. Lynch is joined by fellow comedic actress Kate Flannery (The Office) and the oh-so-dapper Gleevocal arranger, Tim Davis. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Redhouse presents 70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, 10/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Redhouse Arts Center continues its fall season with 70 Scenes of Halloween by Jeffery M. Jones, which runs from October 19-29, 2017. If you take a David Lynch movie, a domestic drama, and a haunted house than shuffle them together and toss them up in the air, you get (more...)

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended. (more...)

BORN YESTERDAY Kicks off the 2017/18 Season at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

What would you do if the gorgeous blonde you discovered ended up being a lot smarter than you gave her credit for? (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Theatre Picks For Bristol and Bath
by Tim Wright - Oct 18, 2017

It's nearly that time of year (oh no it's not etc.) where we preview the Christmas theatre offerings across Bristol and Bath. We've got pantos, fairy tales and classic stories a plenty, so grab a mince pie while you ponder what to see this festive period. (more...)

Craige Els, Carly Thoms, Sebastien Torkia, and Rebecca Thornhill Join the Cast of MATILDA UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces the adult casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. Craige Els will reprise the role of Miss Trunchbull, having played her in the West End for three years between 2014 and 2017. He will be joined by Carly Thoms as Miss Honey and Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood as well as former West End cast-mate Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs Wormwood. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow to Wilmington
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Wilmington at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with eight performances, November 14 19. The show opens the 2017-18 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America. (more...)

Baritone Christiaan Smith to Sing The Beatles, Adele, John Legend and More at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Celebrated baritone Christiaan Smith will make his Carnegie Hall debut this fall with 'Songs We Know,' presented by Trespass Productions, Saturday, November 18 at 8PM in Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe and Matt Gibson to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol will run November 17 December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE UGLY DUCKLING and More Slated for Christmas 2017 at Tobacco Factory Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Celebrate at the theatre this Christmas season! Christmas is always busy at Tobacco Factory Theatres and this year is no exception with not one, not two, but three Christmas shows for all of the family to enjoy. (more...)

Garrett Clayton, John Tartaglia, Jonah Platt and More Set for 'Pasadena Panto Launch Party'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Teena Hostovich and Darrell Brooke are hosting the Pasadena Panto Season Launch Party in celebration of the Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse production of Beauty and the Beast - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which expands this winter at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium. (more...)

VIDEO: Teens Come Together for Covenant House in #WeHaveAVoice Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

On October 15, teens from stage and screen came together at The Green Room 42 to perform a show they created, entitled #WeHaveaVoice. They played to a packed, sold-out house, singing songs with themes relevant to them including dreams and aspirations, belonging, family, and love. Their benefit concert raised over $2,500 for Covenant House, an organization they felt is important, relevant, and in need of their help, especially after the devastating weather that caused damage to seven of their shelters. Scroll down for clips from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Nick Adams, Katie Thompson, and More in AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has a star-studded gala in the works featuring a musical revue with some of Broadway's best and brightest. BroadwayWorld recently went into the rehearsal room, check out the photos below! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly to Bring BOTH SIDES NOW to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Michelle Kelly in 'Both Sides Now' on November 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 16th, 2017 - Galas, Benefits and Readings, Oh My!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Galas, benefits, awards, readings and more! (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Announces the Divine Musical SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will the divine musical comedy SISTER ACT, running November 3 through 18, 2017 (more...)

VIDEO: Strike the Band Up! It's Today- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2017

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the stage's greatest legends, Angela Lansbury! (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Announces 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is excited to announce its 2017-18 season. The line-up for Backstage's 44thseason features six musicals including two premieres, two revues, and two musical theatre favorites as well as a beloved farce, a unique evening of comedy, and theatre for and by children. (more...)

The Barricade Boys Are Throwing a Christmas Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Do you hear the people sing? Yes! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities! Stars of Les Mis rables, THE BARRICADE BOYS - Scott Garnham, Simon Schofield, Kieran Brown & Craig Mather - invite you to a Christmas party packed with a stocking full of festive family favourites, as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. (more...)

LA Opera Off Grand to Present LA BELLE ET LA BETE with Live Performance of Philip Glass Score
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

From October 28 through 31, LA Opera presents a special Halloween treat for cinephiles and opera lovers alike: a screening of Jean Cocteau's ravishingly beautiful 1946 cinematic masterpiece La Belle et la B te ('Beauty and the Beast'), with an enchanting Philip Glass score performed live by the Philip Glass Ensemble and four vocal soloists at the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 15
by Audition Roundup - Oct 15, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 15, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Brings New Light to Immigrant Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Luis Alfaro's Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles comes to The Armory after a triumphant six-month run in Ashland. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Director David Armstrong Talks Revising, New Songs, and Broadway Plans for TUTS' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld had a chance to speak to David Armstrong, the director of THE SECRET GARDEN, currently on stage at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston! (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (MUSICAL) rings in at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Oct 13, 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is not a typical Disney stage creation. It is a dark, brooding musical and probably not appropriate for children. While the first act is rather slow, the second act is strong. It is well worth seeing. (more...)

Torrent Productions to Present PINOCCHIO: A Merry Magical Pantomime this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Something exciting is returning to the East End of Toronto this holiday season: Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce PINOCCHIO: A Merry Magical Pantomime premieres at the Royal Canadian Legion #001/042 (Coxwell Ave at Gerrard St East). (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 13, 2017

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Little Shop performs October 13th thru 22nd at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, OH 43026. For tickets visit: (more...)

Michael Watson, Simon Bailey, Declan Egan, and Lewis Griffiths to Lead JERSEY BOYS Tour; 12 Extra Dates Added
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, a further 12 dates have been announced for the second UK & Ireland Tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS, taking the tour through to March 2019. (more...)

Disney, Warner Bros & More Announce Launch of 'Movies Anywhere' Digital Entertaniment Experience
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launches in the U.S. today with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board. (more...)

Hoboken Children's Theater to Present Holiday Classic THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Hoboken Children's Theater Company, in conjunction with Broadway Licensing presents the World Premiere of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, JV version. HCT will be originating a shortened version of the buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. (more...)

Charles Busch, 'BEST IN SHOWS' and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

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, including Tony nominee Charles Busch, Ann Kittredge, Marya Grandy, Isaac Sutton and So In Love: The World's Greatest Love Songs. (more...)

Brooklyn Children's Theatre Student Aysha Benjamin Receives Katherine L. Lopez Scholarship
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 12, 2017

Rising musical theater star, Aysha Benjamin, will star in Brooklyn Children's Theatre's production of 'SHREK JR.', courtesy of a new scholarship organized by two theater powerhouses: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez and Mike O'Neill, President and CEO of BMI. (more...)

GTA Brings Gershwin Tunes and Jaw-Dropping Tap to Gainesville with CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

When a young New York banker is sent to the sleepy town of Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose a rundown theatre, his heart and life are turned upside down by a spitfire hometown girl. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ON YOUR FEET at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea McArdle Previews New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 12, 2017

An Evening with Andrea McArdle is a brand new show (playing through October 14 at Feinstein's/54 Below) that celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that is filled with anecdotes about the legends she has worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America. (more...)

Robbie Simpson to Return to Off-Broadway's AFTERGLOW; New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Original cast member Robbie Simpson (TV: The Path NY: A Class Act) rejoins the cast of the hit Off-Broadway play AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. The play, which recently celebrated its 100th performance, has enjoyed two extensions and has opened another block of tickets through January 14, 2018 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

Alan Campbell's Staged Reading of TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD to Raise Awareness About Ageism in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Tony-nominated actor Alan Campbell (Sunset Blvd.) will appear as famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in a staged reading of Truth Against the World: The Life and Loves of Frank Lloyd Wright, a new solo play by writer-director Christine Toy Johnson. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Growing Stage is Magical
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 11, 2017

There's magic happening at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. An enchanting, full-scale production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical is being performed through Sunday, October 29. The show is directed by the theatre's Founder and Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks, with choreography by Jillian Petrie and musical direction by Stephen Fox. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical has found its Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus! ...Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls) will play Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus, respectively, in the original holiday musical, featuring previously announced Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods). (more...)

HADESTOWN, THE SILVER ARROW and More Set for Citadel Theatre's 2017-18 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The new Citadel Theatre season, starting in less than two weeks, is literally stellar for the many accomplished artists, local, national, and international, who will appear on Citadel stages in the coming months. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A HOLIDAY WHO DUNNIT? and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2017 Holiday Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

2017 has been a very busy year for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well. While its production of the hit musical comedy Sister Act is still in performances, the theatre is gearing up for a fun filled holiday season. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN To Play India In Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017 reports that Disney India is set to bring ALADDIN to India in the summer of 2018. After their success with Beauty and the Beast, Disney India announced they will bring a Broadway-style production of the beloved musical ALADDIN to the stage, promising it will be full of the magic and comedy that fans of the movie and current Broadway production know and love. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

Melodic Caring Project to Bring Disney's ALADDIN to Children in Local Hospitals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is one of 10 presenters in the U.S. to receive a 2017 National Education and Engagement Grant from the Broadway League. With the funding, STG is partnering with Melodic Caring Project (MCP) and Disney Theatrical Productions to share the artistry and joy of the hit Broadway musical Aladdin with children in local hospitals. (more...)

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Will Host Minnesota Premiere of NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is thrilled to announce it will produce the Minnesota Regional Premiere of Disney's NEWSIES on the Main Stage. The production will open to a week of preview performances on March 2, 2018 as part of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 50th Anniversary celebration. The official opening night is Friday, March 9. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHT REVISITS...WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics byFred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

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