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A backstage musical comedy murder mystery set in a Boston theatre in the 1950s. The leading lady has been murdered during the curtain call and homicide detective (and musical theatre afficianado) Frank Cioffi is called in to investigate. Bodies begin to pile up as the cast shrinks and everyone is a suspect.


Crystal Gayle Matinee Concert Added Sunday, 8/6 at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

A special Sunday, August 6 matinee concert featuring Crystal Gayle, the beautiful diva of country music, has been added to the Spencer Theater's schedule. The Sunday, August 6 concert is at 2 p.m. Excellent seats are available for $39-$89. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-show pork chop buffet ($20) is also available for $20. (more...)

Helping Your Pets Cope with Fireworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works' Announce New Location for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Facing an August 31st deadline to identify a new home, Nimbus Dance Works announces that the organization, one of Jersey City's largest professional arts non-profits, and a leading dance organization statewide, will relocate to 165 Newark Avenue for the 2017-18 season, adjacent to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. With two dance studios, office and storage space, Nimbus' new location will house the professional company and Nimbus2 (second company), the School of Nimbus Dance Works, the NimbusPresents performance series, and company offices from which Nimbus administers dance education programs throughout the Jersey City school system. Nimbus has announced a campaign to raise funds and for in-kind items to support the move to the new location. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen and More in THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. THE TRAVELING LADY will begin performances tonight and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Jul 9, 2017

New City Players presents the comedy Twelfth Night (also known as What You Will) by William Shakespeare published in his 1623 First Folio. The first recorded performance was on February 2, 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play expands on plot elements drawn from the short story Of Apollonius and Silla by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. Observant theatre goers may recognize the exact same plot from movies such as Just One of the Guys (1985), and She's the Man (2006). (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

Comprehensive Exhibition of Costumes from The Israel Museum Opens in November at the Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes opens at the Jewish Museum on November 3, 2017, and remains on view through March 18, 2018. Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Vanguard Theater in a Conservative Utah County?
by Blair Howell - Jul 5, 2017

Kacey Spadafora firmly believes in contemporary, innovative theater. And he's selected perhaps the most conservative county in the deeply red state of Utah to begin a bold theater county. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2017
by - Jul 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Readers Respond to KINKY BOOTS Stage Door Incidents with Brendon Urie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Kinky Boots stage door has naturally been attracting large numbers of Panic!  fans throughout Urie's time in the show and Urie has been signing after all performances, but he will no longer stage door following an incident which occurred over the weekend. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Presents Musical Comedy CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Inside the First Day Rehearsal for PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Las Cruces Symphony and Pacific Arts Society Come to Spencer 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

More than 44 musicians with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra join a cast of professional singers and dancers from the United States and Europe in Shining A New Light on the Arts, an original blend of cutting-edge classical and contemporary performing arts. The two-act Pacific Arts Society production on Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. features an elaborate counterpoint of soaring classical vocals matched by lyrical and spirited dance. (more...)

BWW TV: The Prince is Back! Go Inside Rehearsals for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 24, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

'It's What Theatre is All About!' Hal Prince Speaks on Collaboration and More for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently stopped by Prince of Broadway rehearsals at the Manhattan Theatre Club and got the chance to talk to the Prince himself, Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

The Zazzali Sisters Team Up with Rozi Baker to Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing with Broadway, TV & film's top talent this Sunday, July 23 at 9:30pm, singing 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the Musical with Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) in Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Phil Jerrod
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Phil Jerrod about bringing his show Submerged to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Gets a Royal Welcome Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY Rehearsals!
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in THE LION IN WINTER at the Barn Theatre in Augusta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premiers at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer to Guest Star in Barn Theatre's THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premieres at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

LuXout Stage Curtains Updates Its Online Quote Tool With Another Industry First Offering
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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NJPAC Welcomes ADP As Its Inaugural Community Engagement Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

As part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary season for 2017-18, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to designate Roseland-based ADP as its first Community Engagement Partner. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2017
by - Aug 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

The British Invasion Returns to Spencer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

British stage, screen and recording star Peter Noone headlines the internationally renowned Herman's Hermits in concert at Spencer Theater on Saturday, August 19 at 8 p.m., singing the legendary 60's pop band's broad palette of hits including "I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Listen People" and "Dandy," among other classics. (more...)

Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. Announces Acts for the 2017 Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. (TNT) is excited to announce the acts for the Second Annual Fort Worth Fringe Festival (FW Fringe)! This year's event will be over Labor Day Weekend - Sep. 1 & 2, 2017 and take place in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 8, 2017

STRONG ACTING IN DRACULA DESPITE TEDIOUS SCRIPT The story of Bram Stoker's DRACULA has been told long enough since the novel's release in 1897 that most everyone is familiar with the famous Prince of Darkness. Numerous films have been made, as early as the silent version NOSFERATU, and a stage version with Frank Langella was lauded nearly 30 years ago on Broadway. The Shaw Festival is presenting a stage version by Poet Laureate of Glasgow, Liz Lochhead. First given in 1985 in Scotland, this overly long stage adaptation is too bogged down in literary detail, and judicious trimming of the Victorian epic seemed necessary to make it palatable for modern day audiences. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Heart, Hope And Hollywood Combine in TECHNICOLOR LIFE, A Moving Story Of Coping In The 21st Century
by Jade Kops - Aug 6, 2017

Jami Brandli's play TECHNICOLOR LIFE brings women's stories to the forefront in an emotional rollercoaster of dramatic comedy. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Amy Hanson - Aug 20, 2017

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong. (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to Benefit Project Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

This August, Broadway Workshop presented their 3rd annual benefit concert for Project Broadway at NYC's famed supper club - Feinstein's/54 Below. The show entitled - MORE SHOWS WE'VE DONE, featured music from Broadway Workshop's past main stage and workshop productions. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck and More Bringing Classics to Life in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, is now previews ahead of a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review: The 2017 PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS Takes Audience on The Grand Tour of Europe
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2017

For those who have never attended THE PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS live show or its sister event THE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Laguna Beach, you are missing a wonderful treasure of not only art but theatrical spectacle during which historical works of arts are brought to life with real people stepping in to portray the characters in each piece of art, be it a painting, sculpture, or promotional advertisement for artistic spectacles taking place all over the world. Each person is costumed to perfectly represent the characters being portrayed, making each presentation a wonder of creativity and awe. (more...)

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