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Rob Riley, William Dick, Deanna Dunagan, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in BLIND DATE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev go head-to-head in Blind Date, a new play by Rogelio Martinez directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls. Today, Falls announced his cast for the world-premiere production, which features as characters some of the figures who shaped the political landscapes of the 1980s and beyond. (more...)

New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Announces Industry Presentations This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s that played to a nearly sold out world premiere engagement at Goodspeed Musicals last summer, will continue its development with private industry presentations on December 14 and 15 in New York. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Just-Released Trailer for PADDINGTON 2
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Following the worldwide hit PADDINGTON, one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy andmarmalade wherever he goes. (more...)

Cast Announced For STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The next show is Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series is Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, running from January 10-28. Opening night is Friday, January 12 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look of CINDERELLA at Hackney Empire
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Hackney Empire today releases production images of its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella which runs at the East London venue until Sunday 31 December with press night this evening. Check out the images below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Peregrine CHICAGO Leads in Multiple Categories!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; Thingamajig's HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Comedic 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Mexico Awards!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; Rivertown's BILLY ELLIOT 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT 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...)

The Firehouse Theatre Announces their 2018-2019 Season
by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 22, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre Announces their 2018-2019 Season (more...)

Robert Hartwell Launches 2018 Tour of The Broadway Collective Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway veteran and Original Broadway Cast member of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, Robert Hartwell launches the 3rd season of The Broadway Collective a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theatre master class. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Bob Martin, and More Original Cast Members Will Star in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present The Drowsy Chaperone in Concert at 54 Below on Monday, January 8th, 2018. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song after another. Hailed by New York Magazine as The Perfect Broadway Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone has music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. (more...)

Julie Walters and More Set for The Old Vic's 'Voices Off' and 'One Voice' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The Old Vic today announces new performances in its Voices Off and One Voice series as well as Christmas Storytelling as part of its programme for families. (more...)

Social: CRAZY FOR YOU's Danny Gardner Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Danny Gardner, currently starring opposite Ashley Spencer in Signature's CRAZY FOR YOU, takes us behind the scenes with him today on Instagram! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; AIDA and Thingamajig Leads as Best Dramatic Musical!
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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Mexico Awards; JOSEFA EL MUSICAL DE MEXICO Leads as Best Musical!
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...)

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

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

Photo Flash: NEWSIES Seizes the Day at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Disney Theatrical's beloved musical, Newsies, is a terrific show for the whole family! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 and based on the 1992 film, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and a rag-tag group of newsies as they take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay. Packed with show-stopping choreography and a Tony Award winning score by Alan Menken, (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Peregrine's CHICAGO 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...)

Mile Square Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (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 Denver Awards; HAIRSPRAY AND AIDA Lead Best Musicals!
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 Mexico Awards!
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 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...)

SHAKESPEARE HIS WIFE AND THE DOG Come to The Broad Stage, 1/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Bated Breath present the U.S. Premiere of Shakespeare his wife and the dog by Philip Whitchurch, featuring its originating cast: Whitchurch as Shakespeare and Sally Edwards as Anne Hathaway, and directed as it was in the U.K. by Julia St John, for twelve performances only, January 18 through 28 with a press opening on January 19. (more...)

Industry Interview: Inside AKA NYC's World of Creative, Integrated, Digital and Experiential Advertising & Marketing
by Robert Diamond - Dec 6, 2017

Furze and Moore were recently joined by Executive Creative Director Bashan Aquart and SVP of Creative Strategy and Experiential Design Amanda Blackman for a chat with BroadwayWorld about the AKA vision, how it all got started, and where the industry is headed. (more...)

Ms. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator for Academy of International Ballet's NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Let the fun and fantasy of The Nutcracker begin! A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker. (more...)

Actress Ms. Susan Wefel Will Be Guest Narrator For AIB's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Let The Fun And Fantasy Of The Nutcracker Begin!! A beloved Christmas classic returns with this year's annual production of the Nutcracker! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Goes In Depth on Race in Theatre
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 5, 2017

In this episode: The topic of race in theatre and the whitewashing on the professional stage with special guests Ann Harada and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Alan H. Green. In this episode, the topics of white privilege, color-blind casting, and the systematic disenfranchisement of people based on the color of their skin are hashed out and discussed at an honest mature level. We live in a time that hatred is spouted so freely, when the ultimate goal should be to see people for what's under their skin. Everyone has an innate worth and sense of equality and that POC are as much as, not less than. The theatre world is known for being all-inclusive, so let's educate ourselves and understand there is enough for everyone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of Off-Broadway's DANCE DIVAS NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The cast of the Dance Divas Nutcracker World Premiere just hit the recording studio to lay down their cast album, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the session below! (more...)

Broadway By The Bay Announces Their 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Broadway By the Bay, the Peninsula based award-winning musical theater company, announced today the four musicals that will make up their 2018 season. Launching the season in March 2018 will be the 1957 musical theater classic, The Music Man. Summer will kick off like a great ball of fire with the hit rock-n-roll musical Million Dollar Quartet, followed by the 70s disco-era hit Saturday Night Fever. The season will come to a close with Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning adaptation of Verdi's AIDA. Season tickets are available now for renewing and new subscribers at www.broadwaybythebay.org/join or by calling (650) 579-5565. (more...)

Will Chase and More to Join Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle for Holiday Concert at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

On Monday, December 11 at 7:30PM, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins, The Who's Tommy) and Loose Cattle in 'Seasonal Affective Disorder,' a live concert celebrating the release of their holiday LP of the same name. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucie Shorthouse On EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Marianka Swain - Dec 3, 2017

Actress Lucie Shorthouse stars in new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which transferred from Sheffield to the West End's Apollo Theatre - garnering rave reviews, including plenty of praise for Shorthouse's breakout turn as Pritti. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner: UNNATACHED! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 3, 2017

Back by popular demand after several sold out engagements! New York City - they could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are UNATTACHED! and ready to tear the paint off the walls of Feinstein's/54 Below with both new material and some of their old favorites. The pair has kicked off their concert series and BroadwayWorld was there to give you the inside look. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Krtizerland Announces Annual Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

For the 83rd Kritzerland show it's time to haul out the holly, it's time for tinsel and glamor and mistletoe as we head into the holidays with our annual Kritzerland holiday show, the best way to begin any holiday season - accept no substitutes. (more...)

Breaking: Kristin Chenoweth Will Star in Musical Adaptation of DEATH BECOMES HER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth might be heading back to Broadway! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Universal Theatrical Group (UTG) is developing a new stage adaptation of Death Becomes Her, starring the Emmy and Tony Award-winner as Madeline (played on screen by Meryl Streep). (more...)

Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Romance, mistaken identities, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics served up with a generous dash of comedy are at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the Oscar-winning film written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, with music by Paddy Cunneen. South Coast Repertory Artistic Director Marc Masterson directs the production on the Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. Tickets are now on sale: www.scr.org. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Asolo Rep's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its repertory season with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, the stunning new stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's triumphant Academy Award-winning film. The film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, who garnered an Oscar for the role, Joseph Fiennes as Will, and Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth. This lush, sweeping and timeless romantic comedy will be helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE previews January 10 and 11, opens January 12 and runs in rotating repertory through March 28 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Mexico Awards!
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...)

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

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

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Joe Iconis and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, just in time for the holidays. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Partnership Between CAA And Mirvish Productions To Include Renaming Of One Of Toronto's Flagship Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and Mirvish Productions announce a new marketing partnership that brings together one of Canada's largest membership associations and the country's leading theatrical organization. (more...)

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

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld [REGION] Awards; AIDA Leads Best Dramatic Musical!
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...)

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