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There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory."



The Sarasota Ballet Introduces the '2 Ballet Family Package'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

New this Season is The Sarasota Ballet's 2 Ballet Family Package, where audiences can experience the magic of dance with two incredible family friendly ballets The Secret Garden and John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker. (more...)

First-Hand Stories from US Veterans on Their Heroes: The Companion and Service Animals Who Love Them
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

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Kevin Aichele, Derek Carley, Robyn Hurder and Jenna Nicole Schoen Headline FROM HERE TO ETERNITY's North American Debut at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to be part of the North American rollout of the new musical From Here to Eternity, on stage October 4 through 29. (more...)

Kara Lindsay, Nic Rouleau, Jill Paice, and More Join BROADWAY BOUND Part 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

After an acclaimed debut in March of this year, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 25- October 1, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 25, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 25- October 1, 2017. (more...)


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BWW Previews: GAROTA DE IPANEMA, O MUSICAL DA BOSSA NOVA Opens in Sao Paulo With Songs That Marked One of the Most Important Movements of Brazilian Popular Music
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 25, 2017

The bossa nova guitar chords are unmistakable. One of the most influential movements of Brazilian popular music, which has revealed great names such as Vinicius de Moraes, Tom Jobim and Joao Gilberto, gives the rhythm to the musical 'Garota De Ipanema, O Musical Da Bossa Nova', which premieres September 22 Teatro Opus, at Shopping Villa Lobos, in Sao Paulo. The show has stories and images that represent the whole history of Bossa Nova and its importance for Brazilian music. Project of Aventura Entertainment, directed by Sergio Modena and musical direction by Delia Fischer, brings great names of the musical scene. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW Returns to HBO for Season Two, 10/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

A longtime HBO favorite returns with six new episodes of her Emmy -nominated series when TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW kicks off its second season FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/24/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/24/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/25
by BWW Special - Sep 25, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/24/2017. (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...)

Stan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Drama League today announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee. Longtime board members assuming new leadership roles are Stan Ponte, named President, along with Bonnie Comley, 1st Vice President, Kathy Henderson, 2nd Vice President, Susan Lang, 3rd Vice President, Anna May Feige, Secretary and Ken Wirth, Treasurer. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Swing Nation Steps Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 25, 2017

Swings are the super heroes of Broadway, plain and simple. This last week at Sessions, we put the spotlight on these magical unicorns of Broadway. You'll be blown away by performances from Dear Evan Hansen's Garrett Long, Book of Mormon's Matthew Marks and Keziah John-Paul, Cats and Newsies alum Aaron J. Albano, Aladdin's Lauryn Ciardullo, Beautiful and Motown's Nicholas Ryan, Miss Saigon's Viveca Chow, Avenue Q's Jed Resnick and Imari Hardon, Anastasia's Kathryn Boswell and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Michael Williams. We also enjoyed performances by Rising Stars Mackenzie Messick and Jose Plaza. ENJOY these incredible talents! (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, October 15, 2017
by - Sep 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 15, 2017! (more...)

Hightide Announces Full Comedy Line Up For London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

HighTide have announced the full comedy lineup for the London leg of the festival which arrives in Walthamstow for the very first time tomorrow. (more...)

Novato Theater Company to Stage Broadway Classic CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and their crimes. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. Chicago includes memorable songs like 'All that Jazz,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'All I Care About is Love.' (more...)

Podcast: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Assistant Conductor James Sampliner Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Sep 24, 2017

Of course to use some of the phrases like the 'Cats pajamas' or 'hip cat', feels like something form the beatnik period, but highly sought after Music Producer/Conductor/Arranger, James Sampliner, is exactly that. (more...)

Wallets at the Ready- Today is the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

This is the moment, theatre lovers! Today's the day that you can turn your love of Broadway into a philanthropic endeavor, because today is the Broadway Flea Market &Grand Auction! (more...)

BWW Previews: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Sep 23, 2017

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber is excited to announce casting has been finalized for the national tour of his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock The Musical! School of Rock The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers. (more...)

Waldorf Astoria Beijing Announces Annual Charity Ball 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Waldorf Astoria Beijing presents the Waldorf Astoria Beijing Annual Charity Ball on October 28, 2017. Inviting ladies and gentlemen to witness the ebb and flow of the passing of time and be transported from the gilded age of old New York to the bustling 21st century that is the new Beijing. (more...)

Gallery Henoch Announces Exhibition Updates & New Works by Samuel Hung and David Kassan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

See what's happening at Gallery Henoch! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/22/2017
by BWW - Sep 22, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/22/2017. (more...)

Reginald D Hunter Extends UK Tour Into 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Due to popular demand Reginald has extended the critically acclaimed UK Tour of Some People Vs Reginald D Hunter. (more...)

Cozi TV to Air Original Eight Seasons of WILL & GRACE, Beginning 9/28
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

COZI TV announced that it will be the exclusive digital broadcast network of the first eight seasons of the Emmy award-winning series WILL & GRACE. (more...)

Amber Riley Joins Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson for New Album 'Songs From the Stage'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Dreamgirls' Amber Riley announced on Instagram that she will be joining fellow West End leading ladies Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson for a new showtune album, Songs From the Stage. (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...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for HAIR's Immersive 50th Anniversary Production at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The rock musical HAIR opens at London's fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4 October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13 January 2018. Opening night will be on Wednesday 11 October 2017, and the 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on Tuesday 17 October. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (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...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: September 21, 2017
by BWW Special - Sep 21, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: Director Kevin Chesley Discusses THE 39 STEPS at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Sep 21, 2017

KEVIN CHESLEY has directed, written and performed sketch comedy for stages like Upright Citizens Brigade (LA and NYC), The iO (Chicago and West), and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He is a co-founder of TROOP! and The Riot Act, troupes that have performed in venues like The Comedy Central Stage, The HBO Workspace, and The Chicago Improv Festival. For ten years he has directed The Apple Sisters, a staged 1943 radio show that very much helped prepare him to dive into the 1935 world of The 39 Steps. He was also a director for The Hampstead Players Theater Company. A screenwriter, Kevin has written for The Onion, National Lampoon, and MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, as well as screenplays for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Bad Robot, Happy Madison, and 20th Century Fox. He has Executive Produced pilots for both NBC and Cartoon Network. Training: Act One Hollywood, BFA Emerson College. He is currently directing The 39 Steps for Actors Co-op about to open Friday September 22. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Swings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

This today night, September 21st, BROADWAY SESSIONS celebrates some of the hardest working and most talented folks on Broadway, the swings! (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

The Stray Cats' LEE ROCKER to Perform at Patchogue Theatre, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present Long Island's own Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of MTV. The Stray Cat's worldwide mega hits Stray Cat Strut, Sexy and Seventeen and Rock this Town have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included Rock this Town as one of the 500 most important songs in rock. (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...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Casts of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, MISS SAIGON, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and More to Perform at 92Y Street Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

92nd Street Y brings its famous programs out onto Lexington Avenue for New Yorkers of all ages to enjoy at the Annual 92Y Street Fest. The FREE outdoor event takes place Sunday, October 1, from 12-5 pm on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Birdland welcomed singer/actress Jessica Molaskey in a concert celebrating her new recording, Portraits of Joni, on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and Cats. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Develop New Musical PANGAEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki has gathered a diverse group of New York theater professionals at the Bingham Camp Theater Retreat to develop new works at the company's third annual artistic residency. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

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