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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."



A CHORUS LINE Opens At The Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

???????Opening on August 8th at the Ivoryton Playhouse, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A CHORUS LINE! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they've worked their whole lives for. A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night WEST SIDE STORY at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2018

The streets of Pittsfield, (more precisely Barrington Stage Co's Boyd Quinson Mainstage on Union Street) became the streets of 1957 New York City as one of the greatest Broadway Shows of all times, West Side Store had it's opening night performance.  Nowadays you don't have gangs fighting on Pittsfield streets but you do have theater goers fighting to get into the many productions of Barrington Stage Co. and the sold out season at Mr. (Bill) Finn's Cabaret. (more...)

The Gracie Theatre At Husson University Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

The upcoming seventh season of show at Husson University's Gracie Theatre is shaping up to be its most exciting yet. Together with founding sponsor Bangor Savings Bank, The Gracie kicks off its season on October 4 with Ed Asner starring A Man and His Prostate. Asner is best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, its spin-off series Lou Grant, and his role as Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf. (more...)

Madison Theatre At Molloy College Presents WHEN CHANGE COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Mark Stuart, founder of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre, along with Jeff Eckstein, announced today that When Change Comes: A Movement Forward, formerly called Standard Time, will play a limited tour in September of 2018. Performances at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College (1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY) are on September 7th at 8pm and September 8th at 2 and 8pm. (more...)

Scottsdale Museum Announces Free Admission on 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will be free to all guests on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 14th annual Museum Day. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Comes to Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

???????Jules Verne's epic adventure story, Around the World in 80 Days, will come to life in a fun, farcical adaption suitable for the whole family at Riverside Theatres on 14th and 15th August. (more...)

BWW Review: Bay Street Theater's Production Of EVITA
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 8, 2018

The Bay Street Theater of Sag Harbor closes out their dazzling 27th Mainstage Season with a thrilling production of the Tony winning musical Evita under the clever direction of Will Pomerantz who also serves as Bay Street's Associate Artistic Director. Now running through September 2nd, this production boasts an absolutely brilliant cast as the adorable Long Island venue executes an innovative incarnation of the iconic Tim RiceAndrew Lloyd Webber tuner. Now I know it may seem productions of this show are a dime-a-dozen… but this particular production should really not be missed. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Begins This August at Broadway At Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The 2018 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the mega-hit musical comedy Mamma Mia!, which has been seen by millions of people worldwide and launched two enormously popular movies. The plot involves a woman who, on the eve of her wedding, attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing three men from her mother's past back to an island paradise. Featuring more than 20 hit songs by pop super-group ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Name of the Game" and "The Winner Takes It All," this high-spirited, feel-good international sensation has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles. Performances of Mamma Mia! are Today, August 7 through Sunday, August 12 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Ticket availability for the show is extremely limited due to high demand. (more...)

Museum Of The Moving Image to Tribute Glenn Close
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

???????Glenn Close will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 32nd annual Salute on December 3, 2018 at 583 Park Ave. in New York. The news was announced today by Ivan L. Lustig, Co-Chairman of the Museum's Board of Trustees and Carl Goodman, the Museum's Executive Director. (more...)

Daisy Greenwood Wins Lambert Jackson Competition To Perform In THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Lambert Jackson announces Daisy Greenwood as the winner of its competition to find a future musical theatre star. Greenwood will perform in the company's debut show There's Nothin' Like a Dame - 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre, a celebration of women in musical theatre, at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 30 August. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For the World Premiere of WOMEN IN POWER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST), Samuel Hodges, today announces full casting for the world premiere of Women in Power. NST Associate Director Blanche McIntyre directs Lydia Bewley, best known for The Inbetweeners, Plebs and E4's comedy Drifters, Elizabeth Boag, Anna Fordham, Lisa Kerr, Anne Odeke and Alicia Mckenzie. The production, in association with Oxford Playhouse, sees some of the UK's most influential female voices, Wendy Cope, Jenny Eclair, Suhayla El-Bushra, Natalie Haynes, Shappi Khorsandi, Jess Phillips MP and Brona C Titley, come together to write this musical comedy based on the Greek classic, The Assemblywomen. The production opens on 13 September at NST City, with previews from 6 September and runs until 29 September. It will then run at Oxford Playhouse from 3 - 6 October. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Dances Into Broadway at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The 2018 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the mega-hit musical comedy Mamma Mia!, which has been seen by millions of people worldwide and launched two enormously popular movies.  The plot involves a woman who, on the eve of her wedding, attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing three men from her mother's past back to an island paradise.  Featuring more than 20 hit songs by pop super-group ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "The Name of the Game" and "The Winner Takes It All," this high-spirited, feel-good international sensation has audiences singing and dancing in the aisles.  Performances of Mamma Mia! are Tuesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 12 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Ticket availability for the show is extremely limited due to high demand. (more...)

ALL OF ME- An Evening With Erin Cornell Comes to Sydney, Melbourne and London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Powerhouse Diva Erin Cornell will be in concert in Sydney, Melbourne and London in August and September. (more...)

2018-19 THEATER SEASON: PHILADELPHIA AREA AND SOUTH JERSEY
by Pati Buehler - Aug 6, 2018

Whether your doing Dinner and a Show in Philly or surrounding suburbs...or crossing the bridge into South Jersey, there's something for everyone this theater season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SWITZERLAND at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Get a first look at UK premiere of Switzerland at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio starring Phyllis Logan as renowned author Patricia Highsmith with Calum Finlay. The production is written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed byLucy Bailey as part of Artistic Director Jonathan Church's 2018 Summer Season at Theatre Royal Bath and runs until Saturday 1 September with opening night for press on Thursday 9 August. (more...)

Due To Popular Demand EVITA Is Extended Through September 2 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced that due to popular demand, EVITA will be extended to run through Sunday, September 2. The play features lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Bay Street's production is choreographed by Marcos Santana and directed by Bay Street Theater's Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz. To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Extension Of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, EVITA will be extended to run through Sunday, September 2. The opening night took place on August 4, to an elated sold-out crowd eager to see this visionary revival of the beloved musical. The play features lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Bay Street's production is choreographed by Marcos Santana and directed by Bay Street Theater's Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM!, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's August Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces Philadelphia Premieres, Returning Favorites, And Free Programming For The 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced an expansive 2018-19 season overflowing with close to 400 dynamic programs, including Philadelphia premieres such as Hamilton, returning favorites, free programming including New Year's Day, and much more! Select tickets are on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 14. Become a Kimmel Center member now through September 13 for early access and exclusive presales to all the 2018-19 performances. (more...)

Rockabilly King, Lee Rocker Of The Stray Cats Comes to Spencer Theater, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

???????Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m. The Grammy winning Lee Rocker put Rockabilly back on top of music charts in the 80s with their "Stray Cat Strut" and other colorful mega-hits. Recognized the world-over for his hefty upright double bass and blazing Rockabilly band, his nonstop strut, striking pompadour and 50s-style plaids, Lee Rocker is the master of the funky retro style. An amazing showman through and through! Excellent seats $39 - $69. www.spencertheater.com . Sponsored in-part by Scott Northam, CPA, PC. Crispy Fried Catfish Buffet ($20) at 6 p.m.         (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG, Assembly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 6, 2018

A triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit. Direct from sell-out performances, Velma Celli celebrates the iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture. Join Velma, her voluptuous backing singers and band for an electrifying cabaret featuring the music of Queen, Bowie, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner and more. Forget lip-synching for your life, this is singing for your soul - from one of the West End's top performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHERE IS MY MAPLE TOWN Explores the Best and Worst of Human Nature
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

WHERE IS MY MAPLE TOWN, a play incubated by Shanghai Theatre Academy, will debut Off-Broadway in TheatreRow from August 24th through September 2nd. This play is written by RAIN YUTING HE, directed by XIAOPENG TENG, produced by GENEVIEVE YIMING WANG. Check out the photos below!  (more...)

CATS Opens At Shiki Theatre Company in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

The Shiki Theatre Company opened Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic hit Cats on Aug. 11, and it will run through June 2019.  (more...)

John Treacy Egan and More Complete Cast of Missouri Professional Premiere of A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016). (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 17, 2018

With back to school season upon us, students young and old are eagerly anticipating their first day of classes. But, for two handfuls of miniature musicians, the major assignment this school year is rocking around the country in the first national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK, now onstage at the Music Hall at Fair Park, which concludes Dallas Summer Musicals 2017-2018 Broadway series. And even when the star teacher fails to make the grade, the kiddos pull together to ace the group project. (more...)

Todd McKenney Will Appear In Conversation With David Campbell, Carlotta, Nancye Hayes And His Mother, Peta McKenney At Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

With a career spanning three decades, actor, performer and host, Todd McKenney will be 'in conversation' at the Ensemble Theatre in September with four very special guests, Nancye Hayes, his mum Peta McKenney, David Campbell and Carlotta for an hour featuring songs, stories and conversation. This follows the success of his first The Casting Couch series held at Ensemble Theatre two years ago. (more...)

Trevor Nunn Will Stage London Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a 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. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September. (more...)

Paul and Carol Slabolepszy Will Both Present Projects at the Hilton Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Super creative husband and wife team, Paul and Carol Slabolepszy, will both be at the Hilton Arts Festival this year - coming to Hilton from 14 - 16 September. (more...)

Trap Door Announces NAKED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Trap Door Theatre presents Naked written by Luigi Pirandello, translated by Nina Da Vinci Nichols, directed by Kay Martinovich. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard Joins 40th Anniversary Concert Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Charlayne Woodard (FX's Pose, ER) who starred in the original AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical that celebrated the music of American composer Fats Waller, has joined the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, September 9th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Levi Ross Sings 'Waving Through A Window' At Broadway In Chicago's Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

On Monday Broadway in Chicago held their annual Summer Concert co-hosted by Santino Fontana. Performers from a number of upcoming Broadway tours performed - including Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Levi Ross! Check out his performance of Waving Through A Window below! (more...)

Pasadena POPS Season Finale Brings Two Tony Winners For The Best Of Hit Shows That Traveled From Broadway To Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

???????Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close out their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, September 8 with Broadway Goes to the Movies. The POPS season finale will provide a quintessential Feinstein experience with some of Broadway's greatest performers recreating songs from hit shows that traveled from 42nd St. to Hollywood. "This program is going to celebrate all the different musical aspects of Broadway and Hollywood," says Feinstein, who has put together a program spanning the Broadway canon from My Fair Lady to The Sound of Music to Jersey Boys. Highlights include "The Impossible Dream," "Can't Take My Eyes off of You," and "There's No Business Like Show Business," among many other beloved showtunes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion, and hope. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 14- Happy Birthday, Sarah Brightman!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 14, 2018

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of legendary soprano and Phantom's original Christine, Sarah Brightman.  (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Completes The Broadway At Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The final show in the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season is the series premiere of the hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, which features a cast of Broadway veterans and is based on the campy 1960s cult horror film. The show's music, by master composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin), is in the style of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, and includes several well-known tunes such as "Suddenly Seymour," "Somewhere That's Green" and the title song. The plot follows nerdy floral shop worker Seymour, who would do or give anything to gain the love of his co-worker Audrey. The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity. Performances of Little Shop of Horrors are Tuesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 26 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Brief 8/14: Read the Reviews For GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 14, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out all the reviews for Gettin' the Band Back Together, which opened last night on Broadway! (more...)

Alison Arngrim and Carter Calvert to Lead Sharon Playhouse's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Ted Swindley's hit musical Always...Patsy Cline closes out the 2018 mainstage season at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT. (more...)

Animal Planet Announces the Return of MY CAT FROM HELL with Jackson Galaxy
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Animal Planet reveals both the heavenly and the hellish as The Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy, returns in MY CAT FROM HELL Saturday, September 1 at 8PM ET/PT. This season, Jackson goes far and wide across the U.S. to get up-close and personal with all-new families with all-new stories as he tries to rehabilitate felines with behavioral issues and the cat owners who don't understand them. The season kicks off with back-to-back episodes and will continue each Saturday night. (more...)

Andre DeShields, Ken Page, Frenchie Davis Join AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 40th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Andre DeShields (The Full Monty, The Wiz) and Ken Page (Cats, The Nightmare Before Christmas), who starred in the original AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical that celebrated the music of American composer Fats Waller, have joined the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, September 9th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Hayden Tee, Rob Compton, and Holly Dale Join The Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced new casting with Hayden Tee playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Gina Beck will continue to play Miss Honey, having joined the company in September 2017. Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its seventh year in the West End and is booking until 20 October 2019. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). (more...)

BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Aug 11, 2018

Ever wondered what goes into creating your favourite productions? Those moments of magic (or macabre) where you go 'How did they do that?!' In our new Special Effects series, we'll be discovering how the worlds on stage come to life by exploring the worlds off stage, talking to the creatives and crews from some of the UK's biggest shows and theatre companies. This month, we're looking at stage blood and effects in two infamously bloody shows. We spoke to the Company Stage Manager on Michael Grandage's The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the Designer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Tamburlaine, who shared their practices (and a few secrets). (more...)

It's 'Lovely' At Don't Tell Mama With Kelly Briggs & Jerry Christakos
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

Broadway Veterans Kelly Briggs ( Les Miserables,Cats) and Jerry Christakos ( Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Jekyll & Hyde) along with musical director John McMahon, bring their award winning show ' Lovely' a musical comedy to Don't Tell Mama for a One Night Only event on Friday September 14th at 7pm. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018

Opening on August 8th at the Ivoryton Playhouse, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A CHORUS LINE! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they've worked their whole lives for. A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Reveals the 36 Acts Headed to the Live Shows
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

'America's Got Talent,' summer's #1-rated and most-watched show, has revealed its top 36 acts, including three previously eliminated acts, brought back as 'wild cards.' (more...)


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Lynn University Offers Tickets To Inaugural Bachelor Of Fine Arts Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

???????Lynn University's College of Arts and Sciences  today announced the 2018-19 performance schedule for 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, television and musicals. (more...)

VIDEO: Francesca Arostegui Talks Playing Sophie in MAMMA MIA at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

What's it like to play Sophie at Broadway At Music Circus? Francesca Arostegui (Sophie, Mamma Mia!) answers this and other fan questions in the video below! (more...)

David Baddiel Adds Second Sydney Show To Olivier-Nominated 'My Family: Not The Sitcom' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

A second Sydney performance has been added to meet demand for UK comedy royalty David Baddiel's Olivier-nominated one-man stage show My Family: Not The Sitcom. Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that David will perform a second Seymour Centre show on Saturday 15 September. (more...)

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.] (more...)

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