Bring It On: The Musical on Tour


MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour Launches Today in Kentucky
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Work Light Productions launches the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tonight, September 29, in Owensboro, KY. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz On Bringing PRINCE OF EGYPT to the Stage, Working With His Son Scott & More!
by Alan Henry - Sep 25, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, will premiere next month at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. (more...)

Jason Gotay to Play Title Role in ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at Laguna Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced that Kira Kosarin (three-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show 'The Thundermans'), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ('Grease') and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Trump Musical Revue ME THE PEOPLE to Play Final Shows This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

As previously announced, Me The People: The Trump America Musical, the new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - five Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), will close Sunday, September 24 after playing 71 performances (including 8 previews) to enthusiastic summer crowds at off-Broadway's Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Audiences have only three more performances to catch it! (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Moses and the Cast of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical Adaptation Begins Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. Get ready for tonight's first performance with a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Heads to Lincoln Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has just announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play Lincoln, Nebraska on October 21-22, 2017. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Bring Legendary Hits to South Bend This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Broadway Theatre League has announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play the Morris Performing Arts Center December 1-3, 2017. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are delighted to announce that individual tickets for the return of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, July 28, 2017. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Bring Tunes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and More to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD on October 27-29, 2017. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions. (more...)

Jason Graae, Jason Earles & Jay Donnell Join ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Panto at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced final casting for Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND thru November 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the celebrated collection THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND now through November 5, 2017. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Bring Tunes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and More to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD on October 27-29, 2017. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes 'The Hamilcast' Host, Gillian Pensavalle
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 23, 2017

On Monday, October 23, the Theater People podcast welcome's fellow podcaster Gillian Pensavalle of 'The Hamilcast.' For the episode, Pensavalle shares the origins of the popular HAMILTON-themed podcast. She also shares all the details of HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda coming to her apartment and doing a 4-hour interview for the podcast. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Jeremy Jordan
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, October 2, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan. Jeremy Jordan made his Broadway debut in 2009's ROCK OF AGES. He went on to play the Tony alternate, appearing twice per week, in the 2009 revival of WEST SIDE STORY. In 2011 he originated the role of Clyde Barrow in BONNIE AND CLYDE. And he received his first Tony nomination for originating the role of Jack Kelly in 2011's NEWSIES. (more...)

VIDEO: Deliver Us! Watch Highlights from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, is now on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! (more...)

Sochi Fried to Star in CROSSING DELANCEY at Alliance Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team behind its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the play that led to the hit 1980s film about a young woman's search for fulfillment and her loveable, but overbearing Bubbie.  (more...)

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, is now on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the production! (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Ben Fankhauser, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES DEMI LOVATO at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below on February 18th when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate Grammy nominee and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. The concerts will be musically directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala. (more...)

Stayin' Alive! Universal Theatrical Group Developing Bee Gees Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Universal Theatrical Group (UTG), Universal Pictures' live theatre division, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Barry Gibb, Yvonne Gibb, and the Estate of Robin Gibb to develop a biographical stage musical based on the life story and music of the Bee Gees. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical Starts Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy); directed by Des McAnuff; choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), with musical supervision by Ron Melrose. (more...)

Jeff Kready, Lora Lee Gayer, Jason Gotay and More Set for 'TWO'S COMPANY' Concert in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

On November 18, 'Two's Company: Broadway's Great Duets,' a Merkin Concert Hall Broadway Close Up Presentation, will come to On Stage at Kingsborough. 'Two's Company' is an homage to the duet; the Broadway song that allows a show's stars to interact; to fight, flirt, and fall in love. From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim to Leonard Bernstein, Two's Company, will celebrate great duets from hit Broadway shows such as The Book of Mormon, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and more. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Work Light Productions and Broadway Across Canada, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10am. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre February 6-11, 2018. Ticket prices begin at $30.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Brings WHITE CHRISTMAS to The Carpenter Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

This holiday season's weather report forecasts SNOW! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, and top it off with glorious dancing and you have Irving Berlin's White Christmas, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center December 1-10! Tickets are now on sale at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, at www.musical.org, or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4. Tickets start at $20. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces New Education Programs for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the launch of two educational programs as a part of their 2018 season. The new programming includes The Conservatory @ SDMT, with sessions of musical theatre training during the year, and the production of two pre-professional full-scale productions for young actors and students at their new full-time residence in the Horton Grand Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Dance Into Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

It began as one man's story and became everyone's music everywhere, around the world. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces MAD LIBS LIVE! Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Mad Libs Live! (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday December 15, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Work Light Productions has announced that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on Monday, November 27th. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Princess of Wales Theatre, May 22 - June 3, 2018. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

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New Casting Information Announced for Premiere of Tina Turner Musical TINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Joining the previously announced Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, are Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies. They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya. (more...)

Bobbi-Toads Teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda, National Museum of Puerto Rican Culture to Donate Shoes to Puerto Rican Families
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

In support of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Bobbi-Toads, an exclusive line of customizable children's sneakers, today announced that the brand has shipped 1,050 pairs of shoes to Puerto Rican families in need. (more...)

Black Box Performing Arts Presents BRING IT ON the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

A MUSICAL focusing on the bold and brash world of competitive high school cheerleading is the latest offering from Black Box Performing Arts this February. Directed by Katherine Freind at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Bring It On: The Musical is the story of Campbell, cheer captain and most popular girl at the affluent Truman High School. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Aladdin, Telly Leung
by Theater People Podcast - Jan 8, 2018

On Monday, January 8, Theater People podcast welcome's back Broadway favorite Telly Leung. For the episode, Leung discusses recently winning the title role in Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway. He also shares stories from his recent work on IN TRANSIT and ALLEGIANCE. (more...)

Living Berry Gordy's American Dream! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Roars Into The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 3, 2018

Work Light Productions and the McCallum Theatre present MOTOWN THE MUSICAL for eight performances Tuesday, January 16, through Sunday, January 21. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre Group Presents The Songs Of Lewis Flinn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

This March, Ophelia Theatre Group is bringing back Lewis Flinn and Douglas Carter Beane's Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones! This will be its first New York production since Broadway. To celebrate, we're bringing you a night of Lewis Flinn's songs, performed by New York's brightest talent, with a special performance by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 16th, 2018: Sara Bareilles Returns to WAITRESS, Michael Luwoye Returns to HAMILTON, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Sara Bareilles returns to Waitress alongside Jason Mraz, Michael Luwoye takes over the title role in Hamilton, and more! (more...)

Tickets to Worklight's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Work Light Productions and the FSCJ Artist Series are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Tickets are available online, by phone and through our box office. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Times-Union Center March 10-11, 2018 for three performances only! Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 632-5050. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Will Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda with Monte Cristo Award!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center , announces that multi-discipline creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 18th Monte Cristo Award . An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference with In The Heights in 2005. A gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree will be held at the Edison Ballroom (New York) on Monday, April 30, 2018. (more...)


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Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Damiano, Kyle Dean Massey and More Among Lineup for BROADWAY LOVES GWEN STEFANI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

The Broadway Loves series will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on May 28th when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the two-decade long, multi-platinum career of Grammy Award winner and fashion icon Gwen Stefani. The concerts will be musically directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten for 2018 Announced in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 29, 2017

First Night's Top Ten for 2018 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater were revealed last night during a live Facebook broadcast, with the hosts of Midwinter's First Night (Ashley Wolfe, J. Robert Lindsay, Tosha Pendergrast and Ben Pendergrast) announcing the productions and performances recognized among the best of 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: BWW-CLE PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES--2017 at Greater Cleveland Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 24, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It the purpose of BROADWAY WORLD.COM-CLEVELAND PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-CLE Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Everyone's favorite Whovillian, Queen Lesli Margherita
by Theater People Podcast - Dec 18, 2017

On Monday, December 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Olivier Award winner Leslie Margherita (MATILDA THE MUSICAL, DAMES AT SEA, ZORRO THE MUSICAL). On what will be the final Theater People episode of 2018, Margherita discusses WHO'S HOLIDAY, The one woman show in which she is currently starring as a grown up Cindy Lou Hoo--the character from the beloved Dr. Seuss Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of Asolo Rep's EVITA on BroadwayWorld's Instagram With Sharrod Williams
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

Today Sharrod Williams of Asolo Rep's Evita will take BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of the production on our Instagram! (more...)

BRING IT ON And SPRING AWAKENING Lead The British Theatre Academy's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Bring It On The Musical, a universal coming-of-age story that mixes competitive cheerleading, high school politics and teenage romance, is be produced by The British Theatre Academy. The BTA will also revive the acclaimed Broadway musical Spring Awakening The Musical, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score and 4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, at The Stockwell Playhouse from Tuesday 14 - Sunday 19 August. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Has SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Found Its Broadway Home?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2017

Summer, the new musical based on the life and career of disco diva, Donna Summer, is currently delighting audiences at La Jolla Playhouse, but has the bio-musical already found its Broadway home? (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...)

Go-Go's Musical HEAD OVER HEELS Will Come to Broadway in 2018-19 Following Run in San Francisco!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Producers Rick Ferrari, Donovan Leitch, Christine Russell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Louise Gund, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy have just announced that Head Over Heels, the new musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's, the most successful female rock band of all time, will be coming to Broadway during the 2018-2019 Season at a Broadway Theatre to be announced, following an out of town engagement at San Francisco's Curran theater beginning April 24 through May 20, 2018. (more...)

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