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Shubert Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan

CRAZY FOR YOUô is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, who's dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.



Seacoast Rep Embraces the Spooky Season with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Mystery on the moors becomes comedy on the seacoast, as the Seacoast Repertory Theatre enters the spooky season with Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a farce based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Elsie Fest 2018 with Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and More!
by Monroe George - Oct 8, 2018

Central Park was the place to be yesterday, as theatre fans from all over gathered to celebrate the fourth annual Elsie Fest! Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that celebrates the stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festival goers a unique experience to their favorite musicals. (more...)

VTA Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Victoria Theatre Association's Projects Unlimited Star Attractions presents the greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, Oct. 23-25 at 7 p.m. in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes Star in Sneak Peek of DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE Tomorrow, November 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Tony Award nominees Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes will perform a one-night-only reading of the Tony nominated playwright Ken Ludwig's (LEND ME A TENOR, Crazy for You) brand new play DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Theater J in Washington DC on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

The Wick Costume Museum Celebrates The 50's And 60's Broadway And Pop Culture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The Wick Costume Museum's sixth installation, "those were the days" pays homage to the Broadway shows, signature fashions and pop culture moments of the 1950's and 1960's. The interactive tour features a star-studded collection of costumes worn by Barbra Streisand, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Cher, Lily Tomlin and more. (more...)

Cent. Stage Co. Hosts Rolling World Premiere of APPLES IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Centenary Stage Company's 2018 - 19 theatrical season continues with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Fawcett's award winning Apples in Winter. (more...)

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Wright State University
by Jenni Cypher - Oct 30, 2018

Wright State University Theatre continues its 44th season in the Festival Playhouse with the wildly popular musical: Crazy for You, running from November 1nd - November 18th. This show has been adored by fans for generations with a score full of such show tunes as "Slap That Bass," "Naughty Baby," and "I Got Rhythm."  The original production opened on Broadway in 1992.  This hit musical won the Tony Award and Olivier Award in London for Best Musical, and played for a record 1,622 performances on Broadway! (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Lead Performers at York Theatre Co's Gala Honoring Susan Stroman; Sierra Boggess, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More in Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderickwill host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Oklahoma!; The Producers; Crazy for You; Showboat; Big, The Musical) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: A COMEDY OF TENORS Comes to Hampton Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

'A Comedy of Tenors'-Ken Ludwig's uproarious follow-up to his Tony Award-winning smash hit sendup of the opera world, 'Lend Me a Tenor'-will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season, opening on October 25 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 11. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: A COMEDY OF TENORS Comes to Quogue for Three Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

'A Comedy of Tenors'-Ken Ludwig's uproarious follow-up to his Tony Award-winning smash hit sendup of the opera world, 'Lend Me a Tenor'-will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season, opening on October 25 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 11. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer For Signature Theater's BILLY ELLIOT in DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the trailer for Signature Theater's Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award¬ģ winner Elton John was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Billy Elliot the Musical will run from October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/19 - COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 19, 2018

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 COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and more! (more...)

Magic Theatre's Loretta Greco Receives SDCF's 2018 Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not?for?profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has announced the honorees of this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award. The awards will be presented at an invitation? only event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Anne Marie Ketchum, Todd Murray, More
by West of Broadway - Oct 17, 2018

Today we have not 1 not 2 but 3 guests on West of Broadway! Lara and Will start things off with the founding artistic director of the Verdi Chorus Anne Marie Ketchum (http://www.verdichorus.org/). We hop on the phone with Cabaret Legend Todd Murray (https://www.toddmurray.com/) to talk about his two new Christmas songs available on iTunes and Sharon who is manager of ticket sales for the El Capitan Theater (https://elcapitantheatre.com/) shares some valuable insider information about the legendary theater! It's a fun one! Hope you enjoy! (more...)

CINDERELLA: A Merry Magical Pantomime Comes to Royal Canadian Legion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Something exciting is returning to Toronto's East End this holiday season: Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce that CINDERELLA: A Merry Magical Pantomime premieres at the Royal Canadian Legion #1/42 (Coxwell Ave at Gerrard St East) opening on Friday, December 21st at 7pm. CINDERELLA runs for 12 shows only until December 30th, 2018. Tickets are available via 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3392765, or at the door.    (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/17: The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public's Mother Of The Maid, starring Glenn Close, officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. October 17- Happy Birthday, Susan Stroman!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018

On this day we're celebrating legendary director and choreographer, Susan Stroman! (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces Casting for CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, Crazy for You. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, Crazy for You has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical.  The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.   (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY AND MAX
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre Calgary is preparing to open Mary and Max - A New Musical, the second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

Alex Newell & More Will Take Part In FAR FROM CANTERBURY Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

An industry reading of Far From Canterbury will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 3 PM and Friday, October 19th at 11 AM in New York City. Far From Canterbury is a new musical with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Danny K Bernstein. (more...)

Billy Valentine Plays Blackbox @ The Edye At The Broad Stage, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Billy Valentine, on Friday, November 2 at 8:00pm.  Billy Valentine is the third evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists.  The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.    (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, Crazy for You. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, Crazy for You has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHOIR OF MAN at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Oct 12, 2018

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San Diego Musical Theatre Announces New Education Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today their new educational outreach program 'SDMT Academy' and the hiring of a new Director of Education, Shauna Markey. (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Presents SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

A favorite Candlelight Holiday tradition returns! This festive musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel is a tale that has charmed generations with its tribute to the magic of the Christmas spirit. When miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts of the past, present and future on Christmas Eve, he is threatened with a bitter and lonely future or offered redemption if he changes his selfish ways. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his life and teach him the real meaning of Christmas along the way. Featuring hit songs such as "Thank You Very Much" and "I Hate People." (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...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Get ready to blast off as Rubicon Theatre Company presents the hilarious, out-of-this-world musical RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, returning to Ventura after its acclaimed run in 2016. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, this fabulously campy send-up of "Forbidden Planet" and other sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s and 1960's melds plot elements from The Tempestwith language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. Set on a spaceship sometime in the future, the show features a galaxy of rock-and-roll classics, including "Wipeout," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up, and "Monster Mash." The jukebox musical spoof rockets into orbit just in time for Halloween - with a gala costume party on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line on the Harbor. Low-priced previews are October 17-19. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through November 4. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire Join Lineup for York Theatre Co's Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced, today, legendary theater writers Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will join Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick who will host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Wright State University
by Jenni Cypher - Nov 9, 2018

If you are looking for an evening of fun and you are a dance fan, particularly tap, then you need to make your reservations to see Crazy for You at Wright State University. (more...)

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love ¬Ö in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents Gershwin Musical CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, Crazy for You. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, Crazy for You has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical.  The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy. (more...)

All-New Disney BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Maltz Jupiter Theatre For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

You may think you know Disney Beauty and the Beast - but you've never seen it like this! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 7, 2018
by - Nov 7, 2018

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

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

VIDEO: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL At Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre¬†is proud to present¬†Billy Elliot the Musical¬†directed and choreographed by¬†Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner¬†(Signature's¬†Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by¬†Lee Hall¬†and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award¬ģ winner¬†Elton John¬†was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical.¬†Billy Elliot¬†the Musical¬†runs now thru¬†January 6, 2019¬†in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BILLY ELLIOT at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Signature Theatre¬†is proud to present¬†Billy Elliot the Musical¬†directed and choreographed by¬†Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner¬†(Signature's¬†Passion, West Side Story). Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, all 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. Initially facing opposition from society and his father, Billy's passion instead unites the community and changes his life in extraordinary ways. The original production with book and lyrics by¬†Lee Hall¬†and music by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award¬ģ winner¬†Elton John¬†was universally lauded, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Musical.¬†Billy Elliot¬†the Musical¬†runs now thru¬†January 6, 2019¬†in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

APPLES IN WINTER Opens at Cent. Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Fawcett's award winning Apples in Winter opens this weekend at Centenary Stage Company. The limited performances run November 8 through November 18 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. Directed by Mikaela Kafka, the production stars Colleen Smith Wallnau. (more...)

Bird College ¬Ė Conservatoire For Dance And Musical Theatre Announces Gavin Lee As Patron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Bird College - Conservatoire for Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces the appointment of Gavin Lee as patron. Lee will be an advocate for Bird College and for the wider dance and musical theatre sector promoting the work of the college. Lee will work alongside current patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson, Dougie Squires OBE and Gary Avis MBE. (more...)

Declan Bennett And Bronté Barbé Lead The Cast In Off-Broadway Hit Musical STRIKING 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce the full cast for the hit Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 from Tony Award-winning Rachel Sheinkin and musical duo Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Declan Bennett (Brendan), Bronte Barbe (The Match Girl), Danielle Kassarate (Narrator), with Kate Robson-Stuart and Leon Scott completing the cast. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 will open at the Union Theatre on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December. (more...)

Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

A 1930s comedy for Christmas, Jeannie by rediscovered female playwright Aimee Stuart will open at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Start Your Career in the Theatre with the Great Jobs in the BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/1/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes April Nixon, Gabrielle Jackson
by West of Broadway - Nov 12, 2018

Join us for a conversation with Greenway Arts Alliance's Production of The Color Purple's very own April Nixon and Gabrielle Jackson. On stage here in LA until December 9th. After that, we catch up with West of Broadway Ensemble Member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara's review of Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Guys & Dolls! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Cocktail Party at the Second Annual SDCF Awards
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, Anne Kauffman, and More Win SDCF Awards!
by Walter McBride - Nov 12, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not for profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented this year's Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld attended the evening and you can check out the photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Becky Baeling Lythgoe
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Podcast we sit down with host Lara Scott to hear all about her exciting voyage aboard the Disney Dream. And then we catch up with Becky Baeling Lythgoe out of Lythgoe Family Panto to talk about her exciting new production The Wonderful Winter of OZ playing at the Pasadena Civic Center December 14-30. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Kelley Dorney, Brent Schindele and Chats THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara gets to hear about Will's experience at the El Capitan Theater seeing the premier of the Disney film 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms.'  Plus! they talk to Amanda Rafkin a Los Angeles-based composer, musical director, and pianist. She is the composer of the new musical The Lightning Howler, formerly titled 300 Bones, and is also the host, producer, pianist and musical director of Broadway LA Unplugged, a bi-monthly acoustic cabaret show. (more...)

Grant Richards of Signature Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 10, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot with Grant Richards as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram today, November 10th! Follow along as Richards shows you his two show day while performing as Adult Billy! Be sure to tune in today! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/1: TORCH SONG Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Torch Song officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the production will be led by Griff Rhys Jones as Scrooge. Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

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