Cabaret on Tour


Milwaukee Rep Announces VIP Walk-On Guests for A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus One-Day Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

For one day only, Monday, September 25th, save up to 25% off of tickets to Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, using promo code DICKENS. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Headlines 2017 International Human Rights Art Festival at Culture Project; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The International Human Rights Art Festival joins with activist theatre Culture Project to inaugurate its new space in New York's Lower East Side, with an evening of dance, music, comedy, storytelling, and theatre. The evening is headlined by award-winning actress and advocate Kathleen Turner, and will raise social concerns and offer positive solutions with humor, insight, and artistic talent. (more...)

2017 IT Awards Announce Four Honorary Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, will present four honorary awards along side the 26 awards for outstanding achievement in theatre. (more...)

Yolanda Rabun Returns to Theatre Raleigh, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Raleigh's own celebrated National Recording Artist, Yolanda Rabun, is back in the Kennedy Theatre by popular demand! (more...)

Raul Esparza, Zainab Jah, Daniel Jenkins, & Lisa Kron Join BANNED TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Ra l Esparza (Law & Order: SVU), Zainab Jah (Broadway's Eclipsed), Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Billy Elliot) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Alan Cumming Stars in BBC America Short Film Series QUEERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

BBC America's QUEERS sees eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK, will air throughout the day on October 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents its season-opening production of the Kander and Ebb classic, Cabaret, playing from tonight, September 22, through October 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Final Performances Announced for Underbelly Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Underbelly Festival has been illuminating London's South Bank with its incredible programme of comedy, Cabaret, circus, family shows, food and drink for five months but the time has nearly come to bid adieu for another year as the cavalcade prepares to disperse for winter. (more...)

Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2017

A pianist and a singer alone on a stage is usually not my favorite Cabaret experience I usually feel like I'm listening to a rehearsal and musically reduced version of the the real thing. In the case of Three-Time Oliver Award winner Maria Friedman and her pianist Jason Carr on Feinstein's/54 Below stage last night it probably is the best way to soak up every note of a spectacular concert. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Opens Winter Cabaret Season with MACK THE KNIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 Winter Cabaret season with the musical revue Mack The Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook. (more...)

Scott Alan, Ron Carter's Great Big Band and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 2-October 8, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Scott Alan, Renee Manning and Earl McIntyre, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Vocalist Marilyn Maye to Grace Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Iconic entertainer Marilyn Maye, accompanied by The Tedd Firth Big Band, will perform in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on October 27-28 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Maye is one of the remaining geniuses from the golden age of show business, and offers an American Songbook experience like none other. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 22, 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! to Make US Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The haunting, comedic Cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:00 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Sep 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Broadway's Hottest Dancers and Singers will take you on a magical journey of American Dance with American Dance Spectacular on October 22 at The Ridgefield Playhouse (more...)

Drink Away Your Troubles in Marcus Gorman's DEERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Annex Theatre rounds out its 30th season with Deers, written by Marcus Gorman and co-directed by Tootsie Spangles and Quiqui Dominguez. (more...)

BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe
by Victoria Beal - Sep 21, 2017

Ugly Duckling, written by Spanky and performed by Karla Hillam, breathes new life into the tale we all know about the awkward protagonist coming into their own. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays presents HIS GREATNESS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at Nicholas Rodriguez, Emma Rose Brooks, Kelley Faulkner and Richard R. Henry in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Guys and Dolls, a Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse, running now through October 29. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

California Kind Brings Jam Band Music to Osher Marin JCC's 3rd Annual Costume Dance Party, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Kind is comprised of jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo, along with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

The 6th Annual BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Big City Improv Festival (BCIF) is happy to announce the first wave of programming for the sixth annual festival. Big City Improv Festival, Canada's largest improv showcase, will present the best improvisers from across North America from October 13 - 21, 2017 at five venues in Toronto. (more...)

Sandy and Richard Riccardi to Perform at Society Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Combining comedy Cabaret with progressive political parody, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have over 30 million views on social media. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017
by - Sep 21, 2017

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...)

BWW Review: Broadway's Bart Shatto Belts Out One Showstopper After Another at The Rrazz Room
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 21, 2017

Bart Shatto is a star performer. I first heard Bart with the famed theatrical-rock group The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's sung on a couple of their recordings, but toured the country with them for many years, notably singing the songs Old Town Bar seen below. Then I first saw Bart while he played Bud in Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre's fantastic production of The Bridges of Madison County. But Shatto is not only from the world of rock, but the world of theatre, performing in many shows on Broadway & Touring shows including The Civil War, Hands on A Hardbody and Dracula. Shatto also played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway & Touring cast of Les Miserables and played Gus/Growltiger in the National Tour of Cats. (more...)

BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Caf Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

Grammy Winner Lady Rizo to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2014, Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Rizo returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, November 9 (7 p.m.) for one performance only. (more...)

Rachel Tucker, Brittain Ashford, WEST SIDE STORY 60th Anniversary Celebration and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 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 Rachel Tucker, a West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration, Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger, Gloria Reuben, Brittain Ashford and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival to Showcase the Best of Australian Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Save the date! The Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 - 8 October. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Uma Gahd Brings ARE YOU THERE, MARGARET? IT'S ME GAHD to Toronto Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Nothing ruins the high of a successful second run of House of Laureen's Fringe hit Backdoor Queens like being stood up by a long-lost friend. Uma Gahd presents her one-woman drag comedy! Small talk, big issues: fame, family, feminism, and failed marriages! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored as 'Actors of the Year' by Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago honored its 2017 recipients of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award in a lavish event this week at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Kate Baldwin, this year's HELLO DOLLY! Tony nominee for Best Supporting Actress, and Kate Shindle, 1998 Miss America, and current star of the national tour of FUN HOME, received their award at a Gala Awards event on Monday, September 18th, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Both Baldwin and Shindle are alumnae of the Northwestern University Theatre Program. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

New Festival of Fresh Feminist Voices Coming to Theatre N16 in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Lexi Clare Productions presents MAIDEN SPEECH - A FESTIVAL OF FRESH FEMINIST VOICES, October 10th - October 21st, at Theatre N16. From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean Cabaret to rap, Maiden Speech is a new and exciting feminist theatre festival featuring a varied selection of original works exploring feminism today. (more...)

Wilkommen! One More Productions presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Cabaret opens on September 28 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

British Singer-Songwriter Julia Fordham to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Following two previous sold-out engagements, British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only Friday, October 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 14 (8 p.m.). (more...)

MCL Chicago to Present REDDYK AND KRUPP: ON BRAND! Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

With a Machete Productions has announced its new (almost monthly) Cabaret series, REDDYK & KRUPP: ON BRAND!. The first of three shows will be on Sunday, September 24, 6pm, at MCL Chicago. (more...)

Francesca Capetta to Star in New Musical LA DOTTORESSA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Francesca Capetta, who just performed at Carnegie Hall in her sold-out solo show 'Francesca Capetta sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration' with Tony Winner Liliane Montevecchi and Cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan, will be starring in the leading role of the new musical about Maria Montessori 'La Dottoressa.' (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Metropolitan Room Announces Partial Line-Up for 24-HOUR MARATHON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As it bids farewell to its home of 11 years, the Metropolitan Room will present 24 continuous hours of free-wheeling entertainment -- from Sunday September 24 at 9pm, to Monday September 25 at 9pm. Featuring a mind-boggling 144 individual acts, with over a dozen emcees, and a battalion of musicians, technicians and hangers-on, the Metropolitan Room's 3rd annual Cabaret Marathon Extravaganza It's a Tradition was spawned by the Metropolitan Room's first record-setting (60-hour) entertainment marathon in January 2015. That massive undertaking shattered the Guinness World Record for longest variety show ever. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Peisha McPhee and Sergiu Tuhutiu Join Forces in CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peisha McPhee & Sergiu Tuhutiu in Chopin Meets Broadway on October 7th, 2017. For one night only, world-renowned vocalist and American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee, and award-winning European concert pianist Sergiu Tuhutiu, have collaborated to create their new show Chopin Meets Broadway, brilliantly bringing to life a medley of classical music and Broadway standards. Peisha and Sergiu beautifully demonstrate what happens when two disparate worlds collide an intoxicating musical mash up, not to be missed! (more...)

Dickie Beau: BLACKOUTS Premieres at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of the French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF)'s celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF and Abrons Arts Center are thrilled to present award-winning, UK-based drag fabulist and virtuosic lip-syncher Dickie Beau in the US Premiere of his solo show Blackouts, Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Previews LENNY & STEVE at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Sep 20, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows, continuing September 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

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