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Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

The longest running, most popular, North American Touring Production in history!

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."

Colter Wall's SONGS OF THE PLAINS Now Streaming at Vice's Noisey
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Colter Wall's highly anticipated new album, Songs of the Plains, is now streaming in full at Vice's Noisey. Listen/share HERE. Of the album, Noisey praises, “…Songs of the Plains is a heartbroken triumph, a statement suggesting that all that's missing is perhaps not forever lost. It's a healthy reminder, because it sure is nice to close your eyes and feel the tall grass of the plains beneath your feet, even if it's just for eleven songs.” Out this Friday, October 12, on Young Mary's Record Co. via Thirty Tigers, Songs of the Plains is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Adrienne Walker to Perform At A Free Bird's 4th Annual Gala 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

A Free Bird Organization has become known for its tireless dedication to helping pediatric cancer patients pursue their passion for the arts. In recent years, support for this incredible cause has grown tremendously, and we are proud to announce our fourth annual Gala, Light. It is our largest event where we are celebrating our 10 yr anniversary. We're hosting our Gala on November 15, 2018 at the fabulous Bellozino at Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. There will be a reception at 6 PM, followed by the program at 8 PM. (more...)

Jackie Chan to Produce and Star in New Animated Film ONCE UPON A ZODIAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Jackie Chan will voice an elderly cat sage in Once Upon a Zodiac, an animated feature film, says The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Discover Your Inner Elf at ELF THE MUSICAL At The Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Dec. 18-23, 2018 engagement. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, ELF, is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Duo Piano Team Yuki And Tomoko Mack Perform Bartok Rarity Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The popular Detroit-based piano duo team of Yuki and Tomoko Mack makes its CMSD series debut on Friday, October 12, anchoring a team of esteemed colleagues for a program of Bartok's piano sonatas, including the rarely heard Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. (more...)

CATS Directed By Renee Chambers-Liciaga Comes to SALT Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

SALT Performing Arts presents  the Tony Award winning Cats, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats  with a  magnificent musical score composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 7, 2018
by - Oct 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Everlast Releases New Video For 'Don't Complain' and Announces New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2018

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist EVERLAST has released the video for his laid-back new single 'Don't Complain' online at The rapper and singer-songwriter brings his trademark raspy flow over a twangy instrumental 'about some Hollywood Cats I find humorously douchey,' notes EVERLAST. Driven by acoustic picking guitar sounds over a laid-back beat, the vibey production of 'Don't Complain' suits his signature flow and his razor-sharp lyrical prowess. (more...)

BWW Review: 'It Only Takes a Moment' to Know That HELLO, DOLLY!, Betty Buckley and the Audience Are Having a Musical Theater Love Affair
by Roy Berko - Oct 7, 2018

It was apparent on reviewer's night of 'Hello Dolly,' which is starting its national tour in Cleveland, that many of the audience, which was awash in red clothing, had heard of the 'wear David Merrick red' to productions of this script. David Merrick red? (more...)

BWW Interview: It's Clear Skies Ahead for WAITRESS' New Star, Al Roker
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

Today Show weatherman Al Roker is taking ownership of the diner joining the cast of Waitress as Joe. Roker took a moment to share a friendly chat with BroadwayWorld about his upcoming musical debut and everything that comes with it! (more...)

Casting Announced For The San Francisco Playhouse Production Of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

Broadway Stars Come To Long Island To Perform For BROADWAY SUPPORTS LIHSA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

The Broadway stars will be lighting up the stage at the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) for the all new Broadway Supports LIHSA. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE NIGHTINGALES World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Jenny Topper and Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announce full casting for the world premiere of The Nightingales which will see Steven Pacey, Stefan Adegbola, Sarah Earnshaw, Philip McGinley and Mary Stockley join previously announced BAFTA Award-winning television star and writer Ruth Jones in her highly anticipated return to the stage. The production, directed by RSC Associate Artist Christopher Luscombe and written by William Gaminara, will run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 31 October to Saturday 10 November, with opening night for press on Wednesday 7 November. The Nightingales will then tour to Cambridge, Cardiff, Chichester and Malvern prior to a West End transfer, with venue and dates to be announced. (more...)

Meet the Cast of KING KONG- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Launches 2019 Broadway In Hawaii Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its highly anticipated premiere in Honolulu at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall August 7th - September 1, 2019 as part of the 2019 Broadway in Hawaii season. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. This blockbuster production is part of a three-show series presented by Broadway in Hawaii beginning in the fall of 2019 that also includes The Illusionists - Live From Broadway and RENT - The 20th Anniversary Tour. The only way to secure your tickets now is by purchasing the three-show package or by ordering a group of 10+.  Visit for details. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) announced the cast and creative team for the THE COLOR PURPLE, which will play at the Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles). Performances run from November 9 through December 9 with the official press opening on Saturday, November 10. The Tony Award-winning musical features a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Directing and choreographing the cast of 15 is NAACP Theater Award-winner Jeffrey Polk (Smokey Joe's Cafe). (more...)

Photo Flash: Northern Stage Presents Broadway Hit OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Why Are Its PHANS So Obsessed With Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2018

What about the story keeps audiences coming back again and again to see The Phantom of the Opera? Is it the lushly romantic score composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber? Or could it be the costumes and scenery, so widely seen across the globe - and so easily identifiable as being from The Phantom - that they are considered iconic? Or could it be the mysteriously intriguing and sumptuously romantic Gaston Leroux story? (more...)

The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Lock up your black Cats and say "HOO-HAA" into a mirror five times! It's time for another October dose of frightfully good times at The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest. (more...)

Alexandra Burke And Duncan James Extend Their Runs In CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Due to popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will extend their runs in CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre. Alexandra Burke will play Roxie Hart until 10 November 2018 and Duncan James will play Billy Flynn until 17 November 2018. Laura Tyrer will play Velma Kelly until 20 October followed by Josefina Gabrielle who returns to the role of Velma Kelly from 22 October - 5 January 2019. (more...)

New Artistic Director Announced for Vancouver Tap Dance Society
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Vancouver Tap Dance Society is pleased to announce that international performer, choreographer, educator and TED fellow, Andrew Nemr will become the society's new Artistic Director. (more...)

Broadway At The Hobby Center Seeks Female Child Actress for Broadway's WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at the Hobby Center on January 29 - February 3, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Goes On Sale This Week At Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. for the Orlando premiere engagement of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

American Byways Returns to Carnegie Hall This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cashreturns to Carnegie Hall this season to curate and host American Byways, a two-concert exploration in Zankel Hall highlighting the rich and disparate elements in American roots music. (more...)

Lauren Boyd, Brad Bradley, and More Join Cast of A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Delaware Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete cast for A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s. (more...)

John C. Hume & Mila Henry Return To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, proudly presents the highly-anticipated next installment of everyone's favorite holiday delight. After a three-year absence, John C. Hume, Mila Henry, and all of your favorite friends are back at it again. And this time, they are serving up their take on a perennial holiday classic.   (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 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...)

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). (more...)

BWW Review: Semi-Charmed BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE at the Granite Theatre
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Oct 14, 2018

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE, playing at Westerly's Granite Theatre through October 28th, is the perfect choice of a play for this month, when thoughts of Halloween and all things spooky and mystical are in the air. (more...)

Dancers Over 40 Announces Program For 'We're Still Here!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Dancers Over 40 will present 'WE'RE STILL HERE!', a song and dance concert with performers from the Broadway and Concert stages. (more...)

Gritty Dramas And A Whimsical Musical Win Playwrights Project's Statewide Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Playwrights Project will produce its 34th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 10 - January 26, 2019. The festival will feature winning scripts from Playwrights Project's California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under. (more...)

Bridge Theatre Announces Laura Linney's Return in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON; and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

After a sell-out run in June this year in which Laura Linney made her London Theatre debut, she will return to the Bridge to reprise the title role in Richard Eyre's production of My Name is Lucy Barton. Running from 23 January -16 February 2019 for a strictly limited 26 performances, this haunting dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout's 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name. Evening performances are Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets for My Name is Lucy Barton will go on sale for Priority Members today at 10am, for Advance Members on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 10am with tickets released for public sale on Friday 19 October 2018 at 10am. (more...)

BWW Interview: One of the Greatest Names of Brazilian Musical Theater Saulo Vasconcelos Launches the Auto-Biography POR TRAS DAS MASCARAS (Behind The Masks)
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 12, 2018

Celebrating 20 years of his career and a life full of stories, the actor, singer and voice actor Saulo Vasconcelos, one of the biggest names in Brazilian musical theater, launches his biography 'Behind the Masks' in October. (more...)

Sara Jean Ford Joins SCRELTON MCNODES Cast At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

After his runaway hit 2018 debut, meta comedy sensation Screlton McNodes brings his darkly hilarious show to 54 Below joined by Broadway artists Sara Jean Ford, Hannah Elless and Christina DeCicco.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for the Halloween season, Pioneer Theatre Company presents the diabolical musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Hugh Wheeler based on an adaption by Christopher Bond. (more...)

Kerry Ellis Joins 1,000 West End Stage Students To Record 'A Million Dreams' In Aid Of NSPCC Childline
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Kerry Ellis, star of the West End and Broadway, has teamed up with 1,000 West End Stage students, for a special charity fundraising recording of A Million Dreams from the hit film, The Greatest Showman. (more...)

Margaret Curry Confronts Grief And Life Starring In STARFISH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Actress Margaret Curry confronts grief, healing, family, friendship and the strong bond between dogs and humans starring in the new indie feature, STARFISH. (more...)

Stars Launch Darlington Hippodrome Pantomime ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Three stars of the festive, family pantomime made a brief visit to Darlington Hippodrome for the official press launch of Aladdin which runs from Saturday 8 December to Sunday 6 January. (more...)

Veteran Entertainment Publicist Emily McGill Announces Boutique PR Firm Press Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

After a decade working in the New York City entertainment industry, veteran publicist Emily McGill founded Press Play, a boutique public relations firm serving the entertainment community. Prior to her most recent position with Disney Theatrical Productions where she handled the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin, Emily worked with boutique theatrical PR agencies The Hartman Group and Philip Rinaldi Publicity, as well as the 2015 New York Observer's number one public relations agency, DKC Public Relations. (more...)

Trap Door's NAKED Extends Thru Nov 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

A young woman in despair returns to Rome with little more than her suitcase - and a dark secret. Vulnerable and with a past, she encounters several men who push her to edge. Luigi Pirandello and his 'Naked' heroine open up the debate about gender power dynamics amidst the powerful social and cultural mores with which the characters must contend. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Casting of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 21st annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run November 3 - December 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run November 3 - November 7. Opening night is Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Grinch is directed by James Vasquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Hickman on A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the Nebraska Theatre Caravan
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 11, 2018

Kimberly Faith Hickman is the Artistic Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse, which has a long and impressive history dating back to the 1920s. The Playhouse is not only a community theatre, it is the originator of the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, a professional touring company most well known for its fabulous productions of the Christmas classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

DM Playhouse Presents SPECTRUM STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Spectrum Stories comes to the Des Moines Community Playhouse Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 1:30-2:30 PM. Registration is $5 per participant at the door. Pre-registration is availible online at and is highly encouraged, although drop-ins are welcome. Spectrum Stories is sponsored by Fareway Economical Food Stores. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - Oct 11, 2018

'Hate causes us to say and do things we normally wouldn't. This hate isn't limited just to the gay community, which is why I think this play speaks to audiences of all gender, orientation, identity, race, etc.' (more...)

Lynn University's BFA Program Reveals Student Cast In THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Lynn University's College of Arts and Sciences today revealed the student cast of the first performance by its new Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in drama program. The B.F.A. in drama is the most prestigious undergraduate degree available for theater students. Lynn's program offers students concentrated theatrical training that prepares them to work professionally in theater, movies and musicals. The program's first production is next week. (more...)

Rachel Tucker and More Cast in COME FROM AWAY's European Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for COME FROM AWAY the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere at the Abbey Theatre from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019 before transferring to London's West End next year for performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Oct 10, 2018

There's nothing rotten about Something Rotten! When the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel (Matthew Michael Janisse and Richard Spitaletta) find out that their newest play about Richard II is in direct competition with another play about the same exact thing written and directed by rock star-status-achieving Shakespeare (Matthew Baker), they scrap the entire script and seek out a new idea. (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announced for at Popejoy Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Popejoy Hall with performances from October 17 through 28. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at UNM box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Gala to Honor Tony Kushner, Rick Miramontez, and Martha R. Ingram
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces that its 2019 Gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&M, Rick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chairman Emerita of Ingram Industries, Inc., Martha R. Ingram. (more...)

Kid Detective Musical NATE THE GREAT Kicks Off Theatre For Young Audiences Season at SCR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

South Coast Repertory opens the 2018-19 Theatre for Young Audiences series with Nate the Great, Nov. 2-18. (more...)

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