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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."



Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS Take its First Bows on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

The new Broadway musical Head Over Heels began previews yesterday, June 23. The show's official Twitter account posted a video of the cast's first bows. Watch it below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Betty Buckley as Gran'ma in PREACHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

AMC's outrageous drama 'Preacher' returns for 10 episodes on Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Broadway legend Betty Buckley joins the sinister cast as Gran'ma. Watch a clip of her in action below! (more...)

Fallece Edu Del Prado
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 23, 2018

En el dia de hoy nos ha dejado EDU DEL PRADO. El cantante y actor ha fallecido a los 40 años a causa de una grave enfermedad en Valencia. En este articulo queremos repasar su carrera y sus numerosas aportaciones al mundo de la musica y del espectaculo. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: The New London Theatre is Reopened as the Gillian Lynne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Today the New London Theatre was renamed in honour of the trailblazing choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne. It is the first West End theatre to be named after a woman. View photos from the renaming below! (more...)

A Summertime Soiree Heads to The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Eric Michael Sweeney and Matthew A. Stephens present Songs and Stories: A Summertime Soiree, an intimate summer evening of storytelling and music making by five rising stars of Broadway. Singers share stories from their lives and the songs which have inspired them along the way. Whether it is a song from the first Broadway show they saw, a song from their childhood, or a song from their dream role, this outstanding cast weaves together their personal histories with the soundtracks of their lives. Songs and Stories: A Summertime Soiree allows audiences a sneak peek behind the curtain and into the real lives of Broadway's rising stars! (more...)

Brief 6/22: Get a First Look at Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 22, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Idina Menzel in Skintight off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

Broadway Princess Party, Lindsey Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 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. (more...)

Best Coast Releases BEST KIDS, Amazon Original Children's Record
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Today Los Angeles, CA's Best Coast -- comprised of singer/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno -- release their first-ever children's record, entitled Best Kids, as an Amazon Original.  A mix of original songs, covers by the likes of Lesley Gore and Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, and time-worn favorites like 'If You're Happy And You Know It' (feat. special guest Lili Hayes) and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,' Best Kids takes all of the band's signature sounds -- fuzzy guitars, sun-kissed melodies, and sky-high harmonies -- and makes them kid-sized for the whole family.   (more...)

BWW Interview: HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2018

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) currently presents their new distinct take on Shakespeare's classic HENRY IV. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan, SCLA has combined PART I and PART II into a single sitting of theatre, featuring the Los Angeles stage debut of Tom Hanks as Falstaff. We had the opportunity to chat with one of HENRY IV's most talented co-conspirators, actor Harry Groener who plays Northumberland and Justice Shallow. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Head Over Heels Broadway with Ari Groover who took over our Instagram yesterday account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

BWW Poll Results: Thank Goodness! Readers Want James Corden's Crosswalk Series to Take on WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Earlier this week, star of stage and screen James Corden returned to the London for a Crosswalk the Musical showcasing some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most memorable compositions, including 'Evita,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Watch the hilarious new edition, featuring Crosswalk veteran Josh Gad, as James' leading lady, here. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

Inwood Art Works Presents ALEXA At Culture Hub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

A brand-new dance narrative Alexa is coming alive at Inwood Art Works' Culture Hub on Friday, June 29th at 9pm, at 440 W. 202nd Street in Northern Manhattan. Alexa , a site-specific show based on the Amazon device, closes out the month-long programming at Culture Hub, a pop-up community arts center that is part of a vacant space activation program by Inwood Art Works. The Culture Hub is 'Inwood's Creative Space' for the entire month of June, with the hope to eventually create a permanent space for arts and culture in the Inwood community. (more...)

Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor Will Choreograph Tom Hooper's Big Screen Adaptation of CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The stage is being set for the Jellicle Ball! According to The Stage,  the Royal Ballet's resident choreographer, Wayne McGregor, has signed on to choreograph Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of Cats. Filming is set to begin in London this November. Casting is now underway. (more...)

PRTNR at Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Dave Told Me To Do This Productions is proud to present the premiere of PRTNR at this year's Toronto Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Natalie Kulesza & David Rowan, PRTNR is an original sketch show that not so much seeks to answer the question "What is a Partnership?" but have a good time trying! Using sketch and physical comedy, PRTNR navigates the audience through some ideas of Partnership in all its glorious forms (not just romantic! C'mon guys!). (more...)

EPIZODE Festival Announces Third Edition + New Dates
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

After two hugely successful editions, EPIZODE festival will return once more, bringing it's game-changing musical and cinematic experience, where you are the central character. The Third edition of the most spectacular scenario of the year will be held from December 28th 2018 to January 8th 2019, in the island paradise hideaway off Vietnam's West coast - Phu Quoc. This electrifying music and art universe will, once again, welcome the global class selection of electronic music headliners and live performances of artists from all over the world, who don't often play in Asia but will all bring their A-game. They will be playing alongside the most exciting Asia based talents. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Raleigh (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Go behind the scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Broadway tomorrow (620) when Ari Groover takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Brief 6/20: GIRLS AND BOYS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Girls and Boys, starring Carey Mulligan, opens tonight off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

NC Theatre Conservatory Presents PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, North Carolina Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage its production of Pippin, July 6-8 at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Go behind the scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Broadway tomorrow (620) when Ari Groover takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Mark Cortale Productions Makes Plans To Relocate Provincetown Theatre Base For Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's internationally known Art House theater, has announced that he has begun to search for a new summer location for 2019. Cortale learned last week that the twin 120-seat theaters at The Art House will be gutted by the property owner after the current summer season due to restaurant expansion plans. The news comes on the heels of seven consecutive seasons of remarkable success; thriving outposts of its famed 'Broadway @' music series in major venues across the country and abroad; and the recent announcement of its largest lineup of Broadway, comedy and music stars yet for its P-Town home. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad and James Corden Perform Andrew Lloyd Webber Favorites in Latest 'Crosswalk the Musical'
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

James Corden returns to the London streets for a Crosswalk the Musical showcasing some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most memorable compositions, including 'Evita,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' When James finds himself in need of a leading lady, he places a call to Crosswalk veteran Josh Gad, who is ready to jump right in. (more...)

Honorees Announced For the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has announced seven honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards. Celebrating its 28th year, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the region's preeminent event honoring artists, educators, individuals and organizations that achieve a legacy of artistic excellence and enrich St. Louis' arts and cultural community. (more...)

Steve Bugeja Returns To Edinburgh Festival Fringe With 'Almost' Ahead Of Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Steve Bugeja will return to this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his 4th solo show Almost. He'll perform his brand new stand up hour at Just the Tonic at the Caves from 2nd to 26th August at 3:30pm, before taking it across the country on his biggest UK tour to date from 8th September to 12th December, including 6 nights at London's Soho Theatre. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING, MADAGASCAR, CATS, and More Announced For New Season At Wolverhampton Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Following his live performance appearances in the upcoming Grand Theatre production of Ladies' Day this July, TONY CHRISTIE returns for a full live concert on Saturday 3 November. Tony Christie has enjoyed an incredible career, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances - a living legend and national treasure. (more...)

Elaine Paige Announces Australian Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Britain's first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige has announced an 8-date series of concerts downunder this October, which will see her perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters. (more...)

Jess Phillips To Join Writing Team For World Premiere Of WOMEN IN POWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces Labour MP, Jess Phillips will join the writing team for the world premiere of Women In Power. The production sees some of the UK's most influential female voices, including Wendy Cope, Jenny Eclair, Suhayla El-Bushra, Natalie Haynes, Shappi Khorsandi and Brona C Titley, come together to write this musical comedy based on the Greek classic, The Assemblywomen. Directed by NST Associate Director Blanche McIntyre, the production opens on 6 September at NST City and runs until 29 September. (more...)

PEDRO PAN Soars at New York Musical Festival Starting July 10th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Pedro Pan, winner of the 2017 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award with book by Rebecca Aparicio and music and lyrics by Stephen Elkins, will be presented as an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project beginning July 10th at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Alan Cumming, Lillias White, Frances Ruffelle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

BWW Feature: 2018 SUMMER CABARET FESTIVAL at Venice Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 17, 2018

Venice Theatre is once again turning its Pinkerton Theatre into Pinky's Cabaret for the sixth annual Summer Cabaret Festival with 20 different productions featuring some of the best cabaret acts in the state of Florida. Performances are July 13-Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with some late night performances. Tickets are $20. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. For more information you may call the box office at 941-488-1115, or go on line to venicestage.com. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jun 15, 2018

Musical comedy and summer go together - especially in a town like Wichita when the 'feels like' temperature is 101 with 70% humidity! It was absolutely blissful to slide into a comfy seat at the well air conditioned Century II Concert Hall to watch Music Theatre Wichita's season opener, Sister Act. Curtain is at 8pm, but I like to get there by 7:30pm to hear Wayne Bryan, MTW's Producing Artistic Director, share his dramaturgical insights on the production, and also to watch the Teen Choir perform a few musical numbers relevant to the current show. (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 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. (more...)

Brief 6/15: Get a First Look at Barrington's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY...and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Get a first look at Barrington Stage's The Royal Family of Broadway as well as Irish Rep's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and more! (more...)

Bronson Norris Murphy Takes Over as The Phantom in LOVE NEVER DIES Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, continues its North American tour (currently at South Carolina's Peace Center), and BroadwayWorld has just learned that Bronson Norris Murphy as officially taken over the role of The Phantom. (more...)

CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

???????Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Jesus Christ Superstar", the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life that has blown away audiences for over 40 years. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Mann directs. "Jesus Christ Superstar" stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). (more...)

The Ballard Institute And Museum Of Puppetry Presents The 2018 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut announces its annual Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on five consecutive Saturdays from July 14 through Aug. 11, 2018. This summer the Ballard Institute is excited to host acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, as well as recent Puppet Arts graduates. All performances will take place at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Ballard Institute Director John Bell says, 'We're very excited to bring a wide array of talented accomplished puppeteers from around the country to the Ballard Institute, including a number of UConn Puppet Arts Program alumni, so they can share their work with our audiences.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER HOLIDAY at Darlington Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

A brand new stage production of the musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK and will play for a week in Darlington from Tuesday 25 September. Based on the iconic 1960's film of the same name, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Summer Holiday will include all of the number one hits from the movie, plus some additional Cliff Richard classics. (more...)

Casting Announced For 21st Annual Colorado New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Colorado New Play Festival (CNPF) (Artistic Director Andrew Leynse) (formerly the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival) is proud to announce full casting for all five play readings for the 2018 season. The 21st Annual Festival, to be held on June 10-16, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, CO, will develop five new works in partnership with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Primary Stages, and Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway At Music Circus Season Opens with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered 'The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,' the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: Kynikos Associates Founder and President Jim Chanos on CNBC's CLOSING BELL Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript an EXCLUSIVE CNBC interview with Kynikos Associates Founder and President Jim Chanos on CNBC's “Closing Bell” (M-F 3-5PM) today, Wednesday, June 13th. Watch video of the interview on CNBC.com here! (more...)

VIDEO: Kara Lindsay Stars in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Broadway Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2018

Award-winning actor, director, and choreographer Noah Racey returns to Broadway At Music Circus as Don Lockwood in this summer's season opener Singin' in the Rain. In addition to his lead turn in Broadway At Music Circus's 2012 production of Crazy for You, Racey has performed on Broadway in Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Follies. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Joins DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Leslie Kritzer joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22, 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Previews: ALLEY KATS' ANNUAL FELIDAE CONCERT at VSA North Fourth Art Center
by Beth Leitman - Jun 12, 2018

BWW Previews: ALLEY KATS' ANNUAL FELIDAE CONCERT at VSA North Fourth Art Center (more...)

Douglas Sills Joins DAVE the Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned Douglas Sills will play Chief of Staff Bob Alexander in the new musical DAVE, premiering at Arena Stage this summer! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Arena Stage is preparing for the world premiere of a new musical Dave. Check out photos of the cast and creative in rehearsal below!  (more...)

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