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Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World). (more...)

Brief 2/22: FROZEN Begins Previews, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 22, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Frozen begins Broadway previews tonight, Jerry Springer: The Opera opens off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

Stray Cat Lee Rocker Hits Montalvo Stage 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Montalvo Arts Center continues its acclaimed Carriage House Concert Series with a rollicking solo appearance by Lee Rocker, co-founder of the famed rockabilly band The Stray Cats. Rocker made his mark standing on, spinning, and rocking out on his giant upright bass, prompting the Orange County Weekly to declare "there has never been a rock 'n' roll bass player more fun to watch in concert." With the Grammy-nominated The Stray Cats, which has sold over 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide, Rocker recorded hits including "Stray Cat Strut," "(She's) Sexy +17," and "Rock This Town," listed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the songs that shaped rock 'n' roll. Rocker has also played and recorded with musical legends including Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Wanda Jackson, Levon Helm, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, among others. Rocker will perform 8pm, March 9 at the Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga. For tickets ($54 Reserved, $60 Premier) and more information the public may visit or call 408-961-5858.   (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Joel McKinnon Miller, Chase Masterson, and More Cast in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Hennepin Theatre Trust and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts have announced casting for the second annual performance of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 26 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). (more...)

FESTIVAL DE LA VOIX: West Island Sings With Live Music & Canadian Composers, 3/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Vox Aeterna is proud to celebrate the fifth annual Festival de la Voix, promoting live music, Canadian composers, and professional and emerging artists in six exciting, varied concerts, as well as offering outstanding workshops. From March 16 to 25 in the West Island (Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield, Lachine), Festival de la Voix Founder and Artistic Director Kerry-Anne Kutz welcomes people from all over the city to come together once again to explore, enjoy and celebrate the beauty, versatility and power of the human voice. (more...)

Capezio Celebrates 130 Years Of Excellence Dance Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas   Capezio Dance Foundation presents: Capezio celebrates 130 years of excellence in a one-night only special Awards and show on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89106.  A glorious production will highlight some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen saluting this milestone.  The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. The show benefts The Actors Fund and Future Dance (a program sponsored by Nevada Ballet Theatre). This is the first time that the Capezio Dance Awards are being presented to receipients of various dance genres. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, ANASTASIA, and More Lead Broadway in Austin's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts announced the seven-show 2018-2019 Season; including the anchor HAMILTONplaying its Austin engagement May 28 - June 16, 2019. The new season represents a wide range of Tony Award® winners and five Austin premieres for audiences to enjoy. (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

???????The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Hilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

A Chorus Line meets tequila, 18 singing actors will drunkenly perform 32,16,8, maybe event 2 bar cuts from their audition book in front of live audience and industry guests. Alison Franck (Franck Casting), Chaz Wolcott (Newsies/So You Think You Can Dance), and Cory Wade (Multimedia Recording Artist and 2nd runner up of America's Next Top Model) will be playing the roles of 'casting director.' Hosted by the hilarious Jacob McKenna. Half Messy Bar Show/Half Masterclass, DRUNK AUDITIONS gives you a front row seat at the other side of the table. If you're looking for a night of theatre shenanigans, industry networking, and comedic banter, the show's creator - producing casting director, Ian Connor offers you a [not so] private appointment for this Saturday, February 24th. 6:30pm at The West End Lounge. Tickets only $10 online and can be reserved here: *Venue requires two drink minimum/cash only! (more...)

A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Live at Chelsea are pleased to present a musical celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as part of the ongoing celebrations for his 70th birthday this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: N'Jameh Camara Brings Nettie to Life in THE COLOR PURPLE at the Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - Feb 20, 2018

Every once in a while we have the opportunity to experience a piece of theatre that not only is a beautiful work of art and technically incredible, but is also deeply moving and makes us think about our lives in a way we haven't before. We have that opportunity beginning tonight when THE COLOR PURPLE opens at the Saenger Theatre. (more...)

Loading Dock Theatre Announces Second Season of The Forklift Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Loading Dock Theatre has announced the 6 artists and projects in residence as part of the second season of Forklift. The 2018 reading series' lineup will build on the success of Forklift's first season in 2017, and will feature artists inspired by drag, music, current events, and multimedia, in a celebration of new work. (more...)

Discovery Family Introduces the New Pet-Centric World of 'Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own' Premiering 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Discovery Family Introduces the New Pet-Centric World of 'Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own' Premiering 4/14 (more...)

Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, March 16-April 7, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 22. Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where it will play April 25-May 20. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at University of Utah Department of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Feb 19, 2018

Under the highly professional direction of Denny Berry, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by the University of Utah Theatre Department is lovingly produced and highly enjoyable. With a vibrant 11-piece orchestra led by Alex Marshall and lovely choreography under Berry's tutelage by student Jesse Klick, BEAUTIFUL GAME scores. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 19, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Adam Kantor back to the podcast. Kantor, currently co-starring as Telephone Guy in the critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND'S VISIT shares stories of how he won the role, working with the creative team on creating the role, and perfecting his character's haunting and beautiful song 'Answer Me.' (more...)

BWW Cover & Chapter Reveal: MOONLIGHT SEDUCTION by #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 19, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld is excited to help reveal the cover to MOONLIGHT SEDUCTION by #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout. It is a companion novel to MOONLIGHT SINS, the first book in the romance series featuring the de Vincent brothers. In addition to the cover reveal, BWW is also sharing the summary AND giving you the first chapter to read in celebration! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for RENT in Appleton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. (more...)

HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More Join DPAC's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

Durham Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming Broadway season, according to The season has been dubbed 'New York, New York' because all eight shows are currently or were recently on Broadway, including smash hit Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

David Baddiel Brings His Olivier-Nominated Show MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that accomplished comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter David Baddiel will bring his acclaimed, Olivier-nominated one-man stage show My Family: Not The Sitcom to Australia in September following a UK tour, a sold-out run in London and two critically-acclaimed West End runs. (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

HAMILTON To Anchor SunTrust Broadway At DPAC's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's, 2018 / 2019 Season. It's our "New York, New York" Season with all eight shows being current or recent hits direct-from-Broadway. The eleventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC begins this fall, anchored by HAMILTON, and featuring 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award-winning, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and 2017 Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)

McMain Students Celebrate Black History Month With THE COLOR PURPLE Reading With Broadway Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and Broadway in New Orleans have partnered together to give 30 McMain High School students an exclusive opportunity to hear a reading of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE from cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show. Students will have the opportunity to ask cast members questions about the show, storyline and their professional backgrounds. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season and will play at the Saenger Theatre Feb. 20-25. (more...)

SVT Announces CON FLAMA By Sharon Bridgforth
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Salvage Vanguard Theater announces con flama by Sharon Bridgforth. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s -1970s, con flama gives a glimpse of a Black gurl's coming of age, through Ancestral passages and her family history. The gurl's story unfolds as she makes her way through the cultural landscape of Los Angeles on the bus. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dynamic Duo Van Hansis and Tyler Hanes Talk Love and Relationships in Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Four-time Emmy Award nominated actor Van Hansis and celebrated Broadway star Tyler Hanes first met as college students at Carnegie Mellon, but it took a chance meeting years later at a Broadway opening night to bring the two together romantically. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Open Season with Premiere of UNMASKED - THE ALW MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the world premiere of UNMASKED, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Official: Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall To Join Cuba Gooding Jr In CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall will be joining Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, in the multi award-winning CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, CHICAGO, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Monday 26 March 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Australian Play FLOOD receives US Premiere Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

SHEA DELVES PRODUCTIONS presented a staged reading of the powerful Australian play, FLOOD  by Chris Isaacs, on February 9th, in New York City. (more...)

Linda And Laura Benanti, Ben Fankhauser, And The Music Box Theatre Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 16, 2018

I was told by director Sarah Berland that the 26 young actors starring in The AristoCats KIDS did not want to put on a kids' show, rather a professional performance that had child actors. After seeing opening night's performance, I will go one step further than that - these are 26 mini-adults masquerading in the bodies of actors that just happen to be no older than 10. (more...)

Rock/Americana Album From Sherman Ewing Draws Comparisons to Van Morrison, R.E.M., John Prine and Others
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Rock/Americana Album From Sherman Ewing Draws Comparisons to Van Morrison, R.E.M., John Prine and Others (more...)

OKC Broadway Announces HAMILTON, WAITRESS, CATS and More in 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

A Nederlander and Civic Center Foundation Presentation is delighted to announce its 2018 - 2019 Season lineup.  Broadway's newest and biggest hits join the previously announced engagement of HAMILTON to complete one of the most exciting seasons yet to come for Oklahoma City theatre-goers at the Civic Center Music Hall. Plus - two of the biggest Broadway blockbusters are back by popular demand and available as added attractions to your season package! (more...)

Assembly Festival Shows Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Assembly Festival (1-27 August 2018) is working with multi-award winning Scottish theatre companies Grid Iron and Stellar Quines on the production of their new show BINGO! which premieres at Assembly Hall on the Mound, Edinburgh on 6 March. (more...)

International Hit Sensation MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 - Broadway Palm is thrilled to present the international hit sensation MAMMA MIA! now through April 7, 2018. Over sixty million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! (more...)

Gill Jordan Joins The Line-Up For A Grand Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Gill Jordan will join the cast of A GRAND MUSIC HALL for three performances on Monday 4 - Tuesday 5 June 2018. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Join Broadway In Atlanta's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Sensational seven-show season includes DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Disney's ALADDIN, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, SCHOOL OF ROCK - The Musical, Cats and IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (more...)

Ruthie Henshall, Sarah Soetaert, and Josefina Gabrielle to Lead CHICAGO's Return to the West End
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that the murderous musical hit, Chicago, will return to London's West End! (more...)

VIDEO: Swedish Sensation Ängie Releases DOPE Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Swedish star Ängie has released the video for her brand new single 'Dope'. The new song is the lead single to be taken from her debut album Suicidal Since 1995 out on April 6ththrough Universal. (more...)

MusicWorks To Present Five Classic Folk-Rock Concerts In Three Different Venues
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

MusicWorks today announced that it would be presenting five classic folk-rock concerts in three different venues during the month of March. (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Hosts A Musical Mélange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Faculty perform great vocal jazz alongside the vocal joys of Debussy, chamber works for flute trio, a sonata for viola; and a woodwind sextet in "A Musical Melange," on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm. The concert, the third of four presentations on the 2017-2018 Faculty Concert Series, takes place in the School's Behrens Bergman Auditorium, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale for Pre-Broadway Run of HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that single tickets are now available for Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's-the most successful female rock band of all time. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening), Head Over Heels will perform at the Curran (445 Geary St., San Francisco) April 10-May 6, 2018 ahead of its Broadway premiere (opening July 26 at Hudson Theatre). (more...)

BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
by Jade Kops - Feb 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given an exclusive taste of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION ahead of it's release on 16th March 2018 through Universal Music.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room
by Melanie Votaw - Feb 13, 2018

Rachel Bloom has no shame, and we're all better for it. Performing original music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on Feb. 11, 2018, along with co-writer Adam Schlesinger, Bloom arrived on stage with guns blazing. (more...)

Margaret Peiffer Tells Adventures of Service Dog in Juvenile Tale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018


BWW Interview: Jen Wang, Author of THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 13, 2018

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang comes out until today, and it is an absolutely fantastic graphic novel with an empowering message. It has the feel of a fairy tale while being its own original story. It's about a prince who loves to wear dresses, even though he has to do secretly, and the dressmaker who keeps his secret. The two become fast friends, and the story has so many awesome feels, and I JUST CAN'T. Plus, spoilers!!! Today, BroadwayWorld sat down to interview the author and illustrator, Jen Wang, and get you the goods on this hot new release! (more...)

CD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum Collection
by Jenny Ell - Feb 13, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber is quite possibly the most recognised and mainstream composer in the musical theatre industry. Love him or hate him, he has penned the music for some of the world's most famous musicals and continues to write today. In celebration of his 70th birthday this year, he is releasing an ultimate hits collection named Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection and is being released in March as a two or four CD recording. (more...)

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

The Lark Theater presents NEW YORK DOG & CAT FILM FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

???????After two sell-out shows in 2017, the much anticipated 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival returns to the Lark Theater this President's Day weekend. The philanthropic festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Marin Humane. The NY Dog Film Festival travels the country combining films that entertain and inspire while supporting a local animal welfare organization. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

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