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Based on the film of the same name by Ian Fleming.

Chitty, a magical car, sails the seas and flies through the air carrying its eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts; his children, Jemima and Jeremy; beautiful Truly Scrumptious; and loony Grandpa Potts as they try to escape from the Baron and the evil Child Catcher.



Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Muñoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.  These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at UK Premiere of TENDERLY the Rosemary Clooney Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical  is now running at the New Wimbledon Studio until Saturday 23rd September 2017. (more...)

Richard Sherman, Bret Shuford, Megan McGinnis and More Set for OCSA's Master Artist Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) students have the unique opportunity to study with esteemed industry leaders, guest artists and teachers as part of the school's second-annual Master Artist Series. (more...)

'Marty Thomas Presents DIVA: The Music of Celine Dion' Gets Encore Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tonight, due to popular demand, Marty Thomas Presents DIVA: The music of Celine Dion will offer an encore performance. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For St Helens' Magical Half Term Panto SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

St Helens' spellbinding pantomime Sleeping Beauty is just one month away and Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce two new additions, Jess Pritchard and Corey Rumble, to the cast. (more...)

Deason Helms Upcoming MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Woodbury's ACCC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 2, 2017

He may have directed more than 100 shows in the near-half century that Darryl Deason has been bringing theater to life on stages all over Middle Tennessee. But it's clear when the 2015 First Night Honoree talks about his latest project - the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet - that this one is something special indeed. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

Casting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV's X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Northern Broadsides Premiere of Blake Morrison's FOR LOVE OR MONEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Following their hugely successful co-production with Hull Truck Theatre of Richard III, Northern Broadsides are set to premiere For Love or Money, Blake Morrison's new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage's savage eighteenth-century French comedy Turcaret. The production will be the final touring production to be directed and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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, including Christine Ebersole, Maria Friedman Sings Sondheim and Bernstein, 54 Sings The Jonas Brothers, Kyle Dean Massey, Ben Stock and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 12, 2017

True, it's only Tuesday, but today's early-in-the-week edition of Friday 5 (+1) is so packed with interesting information and reasons for you to make reservations to see Million Dollar Quartet at Arts Center of Cannon County, we just couldn't control ourselves! And we're guessing you'll need the extra time to secure your tickets to see what director Darryl Deason promises will be one of the best shows of the year. May we suggest, therefore, that you read on in anticipation of Friday's opening night performance (more...)

Full Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Royal Bath's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today releases production images for Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Richard Beecham. The play stars Dame Sian Phillips and Derek Griffiths with Teddy Kempner.  Following previews at Theatre Royal Bath from 6 to 9 September, Driving Miss Daisy is now on UK tour with press night on Tuesday 12 September at Richmond Theatre. (more...)

TENDERLY Hits Final Two Weeks of UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TENDERLY the ROSEMARY CLOONEY musical is currently running to rave reviews at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre until September 23rd 2017. This production marks the musicals UK & European Premiere. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 10
by Audition Roundup - Sep 10, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Emma Williams and Lukus Alexander Join DICK WHITTINGTON at the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Emma Williams and Lukus Alexander complete the principle casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas playing the role of Alice Fitzwarren and Eileen the Cat respectively.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting With Rising Star Caitlin Cohn About Tom Stoppard, THE SECRET GARDEN and Her Transition Into More 'Mature' Roles
by Matthew Blank - Jul 9, 2017

We catch up with young actress Caitlin Cohn, known for her star turn in the Cincinnati Playhouse-Baltimore Center Stage revival of THE SECRET GARDEN. (more...)

New Season Now on Sale at Wolverhampton Grande Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Season highlights include an on-stage dinner with Christopher Biggins, Tom Chambersin CRAZY FOR YOU, Phil Daniels in DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, a Grand Theatre production of TURN OF THE SCREW and the return of smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS! (more...)

Barn Stage Company to Present the West Coast Regional Premiere of Road Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. (more...)

Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)

Sherman Brothers Revue Returns to London for Two Weeks Only- Listen to a Track from the Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2017

Following two sell-out runs A Spoonful of Sherman comes to Live at Zedel for two weeks only. (more...)

CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS 2017-18 Season Celebrates the First 40 Years of Amazing!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of the landmark Irvington Town Hall Theater marked the beginning of its 40th season with a glittering gala on June 9th.  The New York Senate proclaimed it "Clocktower Players Day" and the creative accomplishments, commitment to diversity and dedication to the community were recognized by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti, and Greenburg Town supervisor Paul J. Feiner. (more...)

Haven Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season, Plus Midwest Premiere of THE TOTAL BENT for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Haven Theatre has announced two of the three productions featured in its upcoming 2017-18 Season, including one world premiere - plus an exciting Midwest premiere already set for the company's 2018-19 Season. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for the UK Premiere of TENDERLY the ROSEMARY CLOONEY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casting is announced today for The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical that is being produced at the New Wimbledon Studio from 1st to 23rd September 2017 with press night on 4th September, at 7.45pm. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

BWW Previews: Full Season Ahead at Billings Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Billings Studio Theatre has a full season ahead for 2017-2018. Here's the line-up! (more...)

BWW Previews: Great Shows to Come at Woodlawn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

After an exciting first half to the 2017 season, Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio will host an equally exciting line-up for its second half. Three productions will bow on the the Woodlawn stage including HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. (more...)

John Herrera Leads LOVELESS TEXAS, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce Tony award nominee for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Drama Desk award winner for In the Heights, John Herrera* (The Times They Are A-Changin', The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, Shogun the Musical, Camelot), Kimberly JaJuan* (Marie Christine, Ragtime, King David), Trisha Jeffrey* (Motown the Musical, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent), Amanda Lea LaVergne* (Annie, Grease), and Darren Ritchie* (Wonderland, Dracula the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bells Are Ringing, Les Miserables) have joined the cast of LOVELESS TEXAS. Rounding out the cast are Colin Barkell, Brett Benowitz, CJ Eldred*, Joe Joseph*, Chase Kamata*, Annette Navarro, and Bligh Voth*. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brynn Williams Talks FREEDOM RIDERS Musical and Experience Talking With the Original Riders
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 4, 2017

Freedom Riders; The Civil Rights Musical is currently running at the New York Musical Festival, through August 5. Brynn Williams, who plays the 'force' Diane Nash, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her experiences working on the show, in addition to what is was like getting to talk to Nash herself! Check out the full interview below. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)

Middlebury Actors Workshop Presents THE TARNATION OF RUSSELL COLVIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Based on Manchester's very own unsolved murder case of 1812, local history comes alive in this one-man virtuosic tour-de-force. (more...)

Smithsonian Earth Explores Hidden Ecosystems of Abandoned Castles in WILD CASTLES
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

New episodes of WILD CASTLES will premiere on Smithsonian Earth each Friday, starting tomorrow, September 1. Smithsonian Earth is available on Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, and at (more...)

West End's Ben Stock to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with AND THERE WAS MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Ben Stock will make his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut with 'And There Was Music' on September 21, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOR LOVE OR MONEY Starring Sarah-Jane Potts, Barrie Rutter and Jos Vantyler
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Following their hugely successful co-production with Hull Truck Theatre of Richard III, the acclaimed Halifax theatre company Northern Broadsides are set to premiere For Love or Money, Blake Morrison's new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage's savage eighteenth-century French comedy Turcaret. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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

Heather Christian's ANIMAL WISDOM Coming to The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Bushwick Starr and West Yorkshire Playhouse present ANIMAL WISDOM, created by Heather Christian, directed by Mark Rosenblatt & Andrew Schneider, and featuring and made in collaboration with Sasha Brown, Heather Christian, Fred Epstein, Eric Farber & Maya Sharpe. (more...)

RWM Places Its Bet on Family-Friendly Musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Robert Encila - Aug 28, 2017

If timing is everything, wisdom is the impulse to tighten the cue or the restraint to yield the appropriate pause. It's one of the hallmarks of a seasoned thespian. (more...)

Will Raúl Esparza Make Way Back to Broadway?
by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 25, 2017

At last night's premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge had the pleasure of speaking to some of Broadway's best, including Raul Esparza. After chatting about their love and appreciation for Harold Prince, Richard asked Raul when he would be making his way back to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Broadway Experience Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Broadway Experience celebrated its 10th Anniversary season with a culminating student performance alongside Broadway professionals this past Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Canine Casting Revealed for Cleveland Play House's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Cleveland Play House has announced the casting of canine Broadway star Nigel as the dog "Spot" in CPH's upcoming production of Shakespeare in Love.  (more...)

BWW Review: LOST WEST END VINTAGE, Stage Door Records
by Nicky Sweetland - Aug 22, 2017

There's such a rich history of musical theatre in London. World renowned, the West End has become a place of pilgrimage for the stagey community. But if you would like to understand better the heritage of the theatrical community and find out the origins of some of the biggest and most famous shows in the world, the new Lost West End Vintage album is a good starting point. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the UK Premiere of TENDERLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical is being produced at the New Wimbledon Studio from 1st to 23rd September 2017 with press night on 4th September, at 7.45pm. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Breathtaking Magic to Fox Cities PAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY will take the stage for three performances in April. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Comes to Bristol Hippodrome this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Crazy For You is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome this October starring Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack! (more...)

Sarah-Jane Potts and Barrie Rutter to Star in Blake Morrison's FOR LOVE OR MONEY; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce full casting for the world premiere of For Love or Money, Blake Morrison's new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage's savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret. For Love or Money will be the final touring production to be directed and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter. (more...)

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