Beauty and the Beast on Tour


BWW Review: JANE LYNCH, A SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS at The Cabaret
by The Marriage Matinee - Dec 9, 2017

'Tis the season for merriment and general jollity, and both are guaranteed when you take your seat for JANE LYNCH, A SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS at The Cabaret, housed in Cook Theater at the Indiana Landmarks building. And both the setting and the art form lent themselves to an evening of food, music, and genuine laughter. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the New Boys of JERSEY BOYS - Mark Edwards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2017

The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys is making its off-Broadway return this season at New World Stages. Meet Mark Edwards, who will star as Nick Massi in the off-Broadway mounting of the show below! (more...)

Tickets For Disney's ALADDIN On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Playhouse Square announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public TODAY at 11AM. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Cleveland at the KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square on May 2, 2018 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through May 27th, 2018. The opening night is Friday, May 4th at 7:30PM. Aladdin is part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents DESPERATE AFTER DARK, A Cabaret Celebrating The Songs Of David Friedman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

It's a cabaret! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) will present a ONE NIGHT ONLY, special event Desperate After Dark, a cabaret of song celebrating the music of David Friedman, following the performance of Desperate Measures, the new hit musical with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by Mr. Friedman, late night on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 beginning at 10:00PM onstage at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Hippodrome Leads Best Theatre!
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...)

Akemi Naito Honors Emily Bront at 200 With a Mono-Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Tenri Cultural Institute presents the world premiere of Emily Bront Through Life and Death, A Chainless Soul, a poetic mono-opera in one act based on selected poems of Emily Bront by composer Akemi Naito on Friday, January 5th and Saturday, January 6th at 8pm. Honoring the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Emily Bront in 2018, this mono-opera is a collaborative work with mezzo-soprano Jessica Bowers, pianist Marilyn Nonken, actor Robert Ian Mackenzie, and visual artist Toshihiro Sakuma, whose Healing exhibition will be on view. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; CHICAGO Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards; SHEAR MADNESS Leads Best Play!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld REGION Awards; West Side Story Leads Best Production of a Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; LES MIZ Leads Best Touring!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards; KINKY BOOTS 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stage Right Leads Theatre of the Year!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; New Moon's HAMLET Leads Best Play!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; WE ARE THE LEVINSONS Leads Best Play!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Leads Best New Work!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; CARRIE Leads Best Ensemble Race!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; DRACULA Leads Best Play!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; LOVESPORT Leads Best New Work!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards; RESORTS WORLD MANILA Leads Best Theatrical Venue!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; MATILDA 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards; BEATY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; MIRVISH Leads Best Professional Theatre!
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...)

The Anti-Holiday Holiday Show THE SANTALAND DIARIES Returns To Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

For the third year running Santa Monica Playhouse ushers in the holiday season with David Sedaris' sardonic modern holiday classic The SantaLand Diaries - featuring Patrick Censoplano in the lead as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy's department store in New York City - on stage now through December 17, 2017, (more...)

Center Theatre Group Selects Five Schools for Inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the five elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the inaugural 2017-2018 Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) program. (more...)

Disney On Ice's DARE TO DREAM, Featuring Moana & More, to Skate into Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Disney's Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. (more...)

Geekenders' HOW I MET MY MOTHER: A BACK TO THE FUTURE PARODY MUSICAL Promises 1.21 Gigawatts of Fun
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Hop in your Delorean and join Canadian 'cult sensation' Geekenders on a musical journey through the space-time continuum in 'How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical'! With song parodies, hilarity, dance, and 'The Power of Love,' this '80s time travel parody is a whimsical escape from 2017. This show includes parodies of your favourite showtunes and eighties pop rock. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Slates Developmental Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with book and lyrics by David Spencer (The Fabulist), music Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), and based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, for two performances only Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

SNOW WHITE Opens in St. Helens with Four Star Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Christmas has officially arrived in St Helens as the Theatre Royal open their doors to their festive panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (more...)

Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Michael James Scott to Spend 'Arabian Nights' in ALADDIN in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that original Broadway cast members Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Michael James Scott (Genie - also original Australian Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) will reunite for five weeks of the Los Angeles premiere engagement of Disney's ALADDIN, from Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, February 18, 2018. (more...)

A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Succeed Courtney Reed as 'Jasmine' in Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Disney's Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine on Broadway beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Jacobs originated the role in the Australian production in 2016 and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Jonah Platt Talks About Taking On the Panto of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Don Grigware - Dec 6, 2017

Actor Jonah Platt is a young man of many talents that include acting, singing, writing and directing. He is currently preparing to play the Lythgoe Family Panto of Beauty and the Beast to open Decmeber 13 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Tell us about the role you are playing in the Panto of Beauty and the Beast. I'm playing the Beast! He's the angry, hairy one. How are rehearsals going? Have you ever done Panto before? We haven't started yet, but I'm excited to get going. I've never done Panto before, but I've done a ton of improv so I'm excited to get to interact with our terrific audiences. What do you think makes Pa (more...)

Opening This Weekend BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Pantomime At The Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Christmas season isn't complete without a visit to Cork's favourite traditional Pantomime at the Everyman. When you think of a rose, a clock, a candlestick, a teapot and Beauty what have you got? This year's magical tale of Beauty and the Beast! See the beautiful, old theatre come alive with song, dance and sparkle from Saturday, 9th December, starring the usual crazy gang: Keith Hanley, Niamh O'Mahony, Ciar n Birmingham, Michael Sands, Kelly-Ann Murphy, Fionula Linehan, and many more! (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extended By Popular Demand!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Beauty and the Beast features the animated film's Academy Award winning score and is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 83rd Season to Includes 11 Plays in 3 Theaters Plus Community Event
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

General ticket sales are underway for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) 83rd season, which begins with the first preview on Feb. 16 and continues through Oct. 28. The 2018 season features four plays by William Shakespeare, a re-imagined classic musical, two West Coast premieres, one U.S. premiere and two world premieres as well as a host of events and opportunities to further engage with the onstage works. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at New Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

New Stage Theatre presents the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast now through January 14, 2018. Curtain times for public performances are 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $35.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, Trustmark, and the Sam E. and Bernice C. Wittel Foundation. (more...)

Disney Theatrical Productions' Thomas Schumacher Elected Board Chairman at The Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Broadway League has announced that Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, was elected as Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League today. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Proves Too Ambitious for CASA 0101
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 12, 2017

Last year Casa 0101 produced a lovely dual language version of Disney's Aladdin, which was so popular it extended its run and eventually transferred to a larger venue. Hoping to repeat that success, they have set their sights on another Disney classic but, this time, the production proves too ambitious an undertaking for the company. (more...)

Terrance Mann and Douglas Sills Sign on for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Gala Honoring Jerry Zaks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Tony Award nominees Terrance Mann (Pippin) and Douglas Sills (War Paint, The Scarlet Pimpernel) will join some of Broadway's biggest and brightest names lighting the stage in the all-star gala concert event, Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy, which will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7pm in the Edmond J. Safra Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). (more...)

'THE LADIES WHO LUNCH' Planned Parenthood Benefit Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Ladies Who Lunch: An Evening for Planned Parenthood of NYC, on February 1st, 2018, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ Now On Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, are currently on sale to the public. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Michael Sterling - Dec 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling of BWW TV Los Angeles talks to the cast and creative team members during at rehearsal at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the world premiere of the Lythgoe Family Panto production of Beauty and the Beast - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, produced in association with Pasadena Playhouse. (more...)

Stage and Television's Keith Chegwin Dies Following Battle With Lung Condition
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 11, 2017

Stage and television entertainer Keith Chegwin has died following a long term battle with a 'progressive lung condition.' He was 60 years old. Chegwin was a regular in pantomime, most recently starring in a pantomime tour of Beauty and the Beast in March last year. He also appeared in West End shows including Tom Brown's School Days and The Good Old Bad Old Days. He starred as Fleance in Roman Polanski's Macbeth in 1971. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 10, 2017

Beauty and the Beast in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall enhanced a wonderful star-studded movie by having its beautiful score expertly played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. This film is a great choice for a movie screening with live music because Alan Menken's score seems like it's meant to be heard with a full orchestra. (more...)

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