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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.



Photo Coverage: HEARTBREAK HOUSE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2018

Heartbreak House celebrated its opening night last night, September 6. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos below! (more...)

John Pizzarelli And Jessica Molaskey Return To Café Carlyle in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, American Stories, November 6-17. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." A world-renowned guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and has established himself as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. TIME has raved, "Sophisticated, jazzy and engaging, the Astaire-Rodgers of the cabaret world are at the top of their game." (more...)

Anita Dobson And Craig Revel Horwood To Star As Miss Hannigan In UK Tour Of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood will star as 'Miss Hannigan' in the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical "ANNIE" opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 2 February 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser and More in HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The limited Off-Broadway engagement for the Shaw's timely classic comedy Heartbreak House will open Sunday September 9th.at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through September 29th only. Check out photos of the ensemble in action below! (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Valerie Perri from Reprise 2.0's THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by West of Broadway - Sep 4, 2018

Reprise 2.0 is presenting Kander and Ebbs THE WORLD GOES ROUND at UCLA's Freud Playhouse September 5th through the 16th and we are so thrilled to be joined by award-winning singer actress Valerie Perri! (more...)

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes to Star in Sneak Peek of DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Theater J Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Theater J's 2018 Annual Benefit is an elegant and lively evening of theater, socializing, and delectable food and drink at Arena Stage. The centerpiece of the event is a "sneak peek" reading of Ken Ludwig's brand new play Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Mr. Ludwig, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright, directs the reading, which stars Tony Award nominees Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. This celebration, which supports the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater, will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company Presents A COMEDY OF TENORS October 25-November 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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 10. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Jim Walton Will Join Cast of COME FROM AWAY This November!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Welcome to the Rock, Jim Walton! It was just announced that the Broadway veteran will join the company of Come From Away as 'Nick' beginning November 13. Jim replaces Lee MacDougal, who is a part of the original company. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform On Night Only at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a one-night-only evening with Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana onFriday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the intimate Kennedy Center Jazz Club. (more...)

VIDEOS: West End Stars Perform Notes Of Love At Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Leading West End performers Oliver Savile (Wicked), Christina Bennington (Bat Out Of Hell), Nadim Naaman (Phantom of the Opera) & Charlotte Wakefield (Crazy for You) performed 3 songs from Oliver Boito's debut EP Notes Of Love at Crazy Coqs as part of an evening of new Musical Theatre on Sunday 16th September 2018. (more...)

Single Tickets for RENT at Popejoy Hall On Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Albuquerque will go on sale Friday, September 28th, 2018. Tickets will be available at the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit), online at unmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com or by calling 505-925-5858. For groups of ten or more email groups@popejoypresents.com. (more...)

Bird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Announces Gary Avis As The College's New Patron
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces that Gary Avis MBE will join the College as a new patron, working alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBEMVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the College. (more...)

Tickets For RENT 20th Anniversary Tour On Sale This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement, January 8 - 20 at the Fisher Theatre, will go on sale Sunday, September 23.  Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 24, tickets may also be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ for three performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Broadway Diva Karen Mason from the National Tour of LOVE NEVER DIES
by West of Broadway - Sep 19, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Lara and Will's Husband Bill discuss opening night of Beautiful the Carole King Story and we get a call from the DIVA Karen Mason while she's mid show of her production of Love Never Dies.  Karen discusses her tour, cabaret and Hurricane Florence and then we wrap up with our very first report from our West of Broadway ensemble member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

BWW Feature: DEN SKALDEDE FRIS√ėR at Falkoner Salen
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Sep 19, 2018

Susanne Bier og Thomas Helmig skaber musicalen, der har Xenia Lach-Nielsen, Niels Olsen, Maria Lucia, Silas Holst, Bodil Jorgensen og Benjamin Boe Rasmussen i de baerende roller. (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Returning Guest Laurie Wells, New Correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, we catch up with our very first guest, Laurie Wells and we introduce our listeners to our new correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Sarah Bockel from the BEAUTIFUL Tour
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Will and Lara get to speak with Beautiful The Carole King Musical star Sarah Bockel opening at the Pantages Theater on September 13th and then they get a call from the creator of Tenor by Night and new musical appearing at the El Portal Theatre September 22nd and 23rd. (more...)

Tony Nominee Joey McKneely Presents SHADOWS, A New Dance Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Joey McKneely, teams with award-winning playwright, Randall David Cook, to bring you a new dance musical with music and lyrics by Edison Woods, Maxim Moston and Karen Bishko. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Tour of STILL ALICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Eva Pope, Martin Marquez, Mark Armstrong, Ruth Ollman, Micah Balfour and Anna Andresen will join the previously announced Sharon Small in Christine Mary Dunford's newly adapted version of Lisa Genova's best-selling novel, STILL ALICE, directed by David Grindley. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Returns To The Other Palace Following UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Following its sell-out European Premiere at The Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace in 2017, Murder For Two is back this Autumn. A UK Tour will launch at Cardiff New Theatre on Monday 22 October, followed by a five-week return engagement at The Other Palace from Monday 10 December. (more...)

La Mirada Presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (replacing the previously announced Stormy Weather), adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Sheldon Epps. AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS will preview on Friday, October 19, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 20 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

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...)

McKneely & Co. Premiere A Dance Musical Ghost Story
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Two-time TONY Award nominee, Joey McKneely, teams with award-winning playwright, Randall David Cook, to bring you a new dance musical with music and lyrics by Edison Woods, Maxim Moston, and Karen Bishko. (more...)

La Mirada Announces Cast and Creative for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment announce the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Sheldon Epps. AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS will preview on Friday, October 19, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 20 at 8pm) and perform through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and More Lead Cast of Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Billy Elliot the Musical directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, West Side Story). (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...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 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. (more...)

Citadel Announces 2018/19 Season Full Of Stars And Surprises
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The new Citadel Theatre season, which kicked off September 22, features many brilliant, accomplished artists - local, national, and international - who will appear on the Citadel stages in the upcoming months. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Revival(s) on the Horizon
by Cara Joy David - Oct 1, 2018

We are still fairly early in the Broadway season, but it is never too early to start thinking of the Tony race. And what do people seem to be focused on? Whether the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of KISS ME, KATE, which is currently the only announced musical revival, will simply be handed a Tony. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Alex Newell, and Darren Criss Will Headline 4th Annual Elsie Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

It has been announced that the festival will be led by Two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster (TV Land's Younger, ABC Family's Bunheads, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet ), three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel, Violet, Shuffle Along,The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Emmy nominated songwriter, musician and actor Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and actor and Atlantic Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee, Once on this Island). (more...)

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