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(Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road) Old Compton Street
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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 Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

GIRLFRIEND Extends Through June 17th at Signature
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Following weeks of high demand and critical acclaim, Signature Theatre is proud to announce that Girlfriend will play for an additional 6 performances between June 12 and June 17. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU, Theatre Royal Brighton
by Fiona Scott - May 30, 2018

George and Ira Gershwin have written some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. Crazy for You contains some of their most beloved hits: 'I Got Rhythm', 'Embraceable You', 'Someone to Watch Over Me', and more. (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook. (more...)

Exclusive: First Look At Signature's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in D.C.!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2018

Get a first look at Signature Theatre's D.C. premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred Ebb's final musical collaboration premiered on Broadway in 2010 and was heralded as 'an absolute marvel' by The Associated Press. (more...)

Donald Corren, Brandon Andrus, and More Lead Goodspeed's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? (more...)

Toronto Fringe Hosts THE JOY OF SAX
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

From first-time playwright and theatre director Tim Phillips, The Joy of Sax follows the journey of amateur saxophonist Luke, whose playing causes euphoric, toe curling, sweat inducing, spine arching, eye-rolling reactions in anyone within earshot. As a result of his "gift", Luke's life and very identity are soon exploited by a shameless agent, an obsessive landlord, and a diverse collection of insatiable fans. He stumbles through this new world of fame and fandom while simply trying his best to blow his own horn. (more...)

The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Seventh Sense presents a stunning collection of some of the greatest stars of musical theatre celebrating the very best of the West End with classic songs (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

The York Theatre Co to Award Susan Stroman the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The York Theatre Company will honor Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Crazy for You) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday evening, November 12, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: The Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2018

Singin' In The Rain, the classic Tony nominated musical based on the wildly famous MGM film, is certainly a must see among theatre attendees. With a Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Greene and Music by Naico Herb Brown & Arthur Freedes, the incarnation at Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre will surely have you leaving the theatre with a smile. Running through July 1st, closing out their dazzling 11th season, the delightful incarnation is strongly directed by Engeman vet Drew Humphrey. (more...)

BWW Feature: At the Blumey Awards, High Schoolers Get The Spotlight
by Karen Stahl - May 23, 2018

On Sunday night, the deafening cheers said it all. As Northwest School of the Arts junior Rixey Terry walked across the stage to accept his award for Best Supporting Actor in the musical "Big Fish," all he could focus on was the electric blue seats sparkling under the house lights in the Blumenthal Theatre. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the show titles for its upcoming fourth season. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats about the SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour
by West of Broadway - May 22, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will sit down to discuss the national tour of School of Rock on stage now at the Pantages Theater. Lara raves about her opening night experience and Will shares his one on one interviews with the cast along with a very special audio clip of an acoustic performance from the ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Dances Into The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Performances begin on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, July 1, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of John W. Engeman Theater Northport's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Anne Martinez and BAZ-A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE at The Palazzo Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2018

BAZ-A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE is one on the most fun and exciting shows on the Las Vegas Strip. It is performed at The Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas six times a week, Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00 pm. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Anne Martinez who plays the role of Satine in BAZ. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced for SOUND BITES 5.0
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. (more...)

Frankie Grande and Matt Doyle To Headline Broadway Sings For Pride's 'Revolution'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the theater world and New York communities will come together for "Revolution!" Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 8th anniversary benefit concert at The Cutting Room in Manhattan. This event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, and surprises! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end online and offline bullying. (more...)

Announcing Casting & Creative Teams Of SOUND BITES 5.0
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. (more...)

American Idol and America's Got Talent Stars Play The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

THE PARAMOUNT, the 1,600 seater Theatre in Huntington, New York is presenting two Long Island natives, America's Got Talent Finalist Sal 'The Voice' Valentinetti & American Idol's Eric Anthony Lopez this Sunday, May 20th at 7pm. (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS and More Take Home 2018 Helen Hayes Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

This evening, the 34th Annual Helen Hayes Awards celebrated Washington's diverse and vital theatre community with a gala event at The Anthem, recognizing 258 Helen Hayes Award nominees and 48 award recipients drawn from 202 eligible productions presented at 64 theatres in 2017. GALA Hispanic Theatre's Spanish-language production of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' In The Heights received nine awards, putting them at the top of a list of 20 theatres receiving Helen Hayes Awards this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Teases THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In New Trailer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred Ebb's final musical collaboration premiered on Broadway in 2010 and was heralded as 'an absolute marvel' by The Associated Press. The Scottsboro Boys is centered around nine young African-American teenagers who were ripped off a train in 1931, falsely accused of a crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in an outrageous disregard of due process. The Scottsboro Boys will run from May 22 - July 1 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STAGE LIFE at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel (Return to Spoon River, Accentuate the Positive, Traveling Papers). (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Opens 50th Anniversary Season With A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston kicks off the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with A Chorus Line from June 7-17. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical will run for 8 performances at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Casey Nicholaw
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2018

Watch below as Casey tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Will Star in THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS at Theatre at the Center
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 9, 2018

According to The Chicago Tribune, Janet Ulrich Brooks will make her Theatre at the Center debut this summer in The Lady With All The Answers. Brooks will play Ann Landers. The production will open on July 15 and run through August 12. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents The Southern California Premiere Of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Celebrate America and the beginnings of our country's musical theatre history with a new look at the life of George M. Cohan in the Southern California premiere of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Yankee Doodle Dandy! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 6-22, 2018.  For tickets go to www.musical.org, call (562) 856-1999 ext. 4 or visit the MTW Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

A LOOK BACK ON BURKE HIGH SCHOOL'S CRAZY FOR YOU at Omaha Burke High School
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 8, 2018

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The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce
by West of Broadway - Jun 6, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway will and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the Color Purple National Tour. Listen to Will and Lara discuss their excitement before they enter the theater and their recaps of the first and second acts.  You'll also get to hear Will talk backstage with two of the performers from the production. Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce discuss what it's like to tour with this remarkable production and the timeless message that seems more relevant today than ever before.  (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered "The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time," the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes.  (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

London Musical Theatre Orchestra is proud to announce its 2018 season which features three spectacular musicals in concert: Tony Award-winning Camelot by Lerner and Loewe at the London Palladium; Girlfriends, composed by Emmy Award-winner Howard Goodall and starring Lucie Jones and Lauren Samuels, at Bishopsgate Institute; and the return of festive favourite A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre. The concerts follow London Musical Theatre Orchestra and Hackney Empire's presentation of Martin Smith's King at Hackney Empire. (more...)

NC Theatre Conservatory Presents PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, North Carolina Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage its production of Pippin, July 6-8 at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway At Music Circus Season Opens with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered 'The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,' the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: An Interview with Director/Choreographer Donna Feore about the Stratford Festival's Upcoming Forum Event MAKING CLASSIC MUSICALS CONTEMPORARY
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 13, 2018

Opening week has come and gone at the Stratford Festival and with that, the 2018 season is in full swing. This includes the events and discussions taking place as part of The Forum. One such event is MAKING CLASSIC MUSICALS CONTEMPORARY--A discussion between Director/Choreographer Donna Feore and CBC Radio Host and Globe and Mail music critic Robert Harris, moderated by director and journalist Richard Ouzounian. This in-depth analysis of what makes classic musicals last, how they stay relevant, and the ways in which they can be made to feel more contemporary for audiences today, will take place this Saturday morning at the Studio Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Kara Lindsay Stars in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Broadway Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2018

Award-winning actor, director, and choreographer Noah Racey returns to Broadway At Music Circus as Don Lockwood in this summer's season opener Singin' in the Rain. In addition to his lead turn in Broadway At Music Circus's 2012 production of Crazy for You, Racey has performed on Broadway in Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Follies. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Lakewood Cultural Center Announces The 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????The Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) is proud to announce the LCC Presents 2018-2019 season, bringing an exciting mix of music, dance and theater to Lakewood beginning in September. Hailed as one of '10 Colorado arts organizations that get it right' by The Denver Post, LCC is known throughout the state for its exceptional programs, offering intimate access to world-class performances in its 320-seat theater. (more...)

Best Coast Announces BEST KIDS, Amazon Original Children's Record Out June 22
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Los Angeles, CA's Best Coast -- comprised of singer/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno -- will be releasing their first-ever children's record, entitled Best Kids, as an Amazon Original on June 22, 2018.  A mix of original songs, covers by the likes of Lesley Gore and Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, and time-worn favorites like 'If You're Happy And You Know It' (feat. special guest Lili Hayes) and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,' Best Kids takes all of the band's signature sounds -- fuzzy guitars, sun-kissed melodies, and sky-high harmonies -- and makes them kid-sized for the whole family.   The album's first song, 'Cats and Dogs,' a song about universal love, can be heard NOW.   (more...)

NJSO Performs Free Summer Concert At Ocean County College On June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

???????The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs a free outdoor concert of Broadway songs, opera overtures and more at Ocean County College in Toms River on Tuesday, June 26, at 8 pm. This event is sponsored by JCP&L/FirstEnergy Foundation and PNC Bank and presented in partnership with Ocean County College. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the final production of the 2017-2018 season, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Beth Leavel from THE PROM
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 10, 2018

She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcoming The Prom. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 19 through August 4, with a different performance every night. (more...)

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