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Based on the film of the same name by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.



The Wick Theatre Goes Very Modern with PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The Wick Theatre  in Boca Raton is proud to open their 2018-2019 season with the hilarious farce, The Pirates of Penzance. The Gilbert and Sullivan treasure returned to Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Joseph Papp and went on to win the Tony Award for "Best Revival." (more...)

Stage Door Theatre's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Opens At LPAC, 10/12
by Carol Kassie - Oct 8, 2018

First look at Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  The production will run from October 12th through November 4th in their new home, Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).  (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...)

BWW Interview: Erin Chupinsky of LOVE NEVER DIES at Wharton Center says Audiences will be Surprised at the Twists & Turns!
by Katie Laban - Oct 4, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies will perform in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall starting Tuesday, October 9th through Sunday, October 14th as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. The brand-new touring production features an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. Directed by Simon Phillips, known for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, with new set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by 2011 Astaire Awards winner Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, and sound design by Mick Potter, the show is one of the few instances of a major West End musical being given a complete makeover for subsequent productions. The year is 1907, ten years after the disappearance of the Phantom from the Paris Opera House and he's escaped to a new life in New York where he lives among the freak shows at Coney Island. He finally found a place for his music to soar, but he never stopped yearning for his one true love, Christine Daae, and lures her, Raoul, and their young son to New York not knowing what's in store for them. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to interview Erin Chupinsky, who grew up in Michigan and is currently on tour with Love Never Dies, about how much she loves the show and how great it is to be performing in her home state. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Sister Act on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Previews will be on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15, 2018. With music by Alan Menken, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, lyrics by Glenn Slater and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, this uplifting musical comedy is based on the hit 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes To The North Charleston PAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Lowcountry premiere March 13 & 13 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. The show is part of the Best of Broadway series presented by Planet Fitness. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

TOOTSIE's world premiere pre-Broadway engagement officially opened last night, September 30, at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. The show runs through October 14 before opening on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. Get a first look at the cast, starring Santino Fontana, in the photos below! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/19: Inside A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: go inside A Very Wicked Halloween, and more! (more...)

Director Frank Oz To Give Q & A Session At Schimmel Center's Halloween Screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Four-time Emmy award winning director and puppeteer Frank Oz will give a post-screening Q&A session at the Schimmel Center at Pace University's Halloween screening of the rarely seen Director's Cut of the cult class 1986 musical film he directed, Little Shop of Horrors on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Award Winning Cast For Bucks County Playhouse's I HATE HAMLET, 11/9-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tony award-winner, Elizabeth Ashley ("Take Her She's Mine") and Tony nominee Tom Hewitt ("The Rocky Horror Show") will headline a refreshed production of Paul Rudnick's witty, laugh out loud comedy, "I Hate Hamlet" at Bucks County Playhouse, November 9 - December 1. The play marks Ashley's return to the Playhouse after co-starring opposite Robert Redford in the pre-Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." (more...)

Way Off Broadway Celebrates The Holiday Season With SILVER BELLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, is not only in the midst of it 25th Silver Anniversary Season but it is planning to celebrate its 25th Christmas show with the brand new musical Silver Bells. (more...)

Paul Virides Productions And Evelyn James Productions Present The World Première Of Alex Oates' ALL IN A ROW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Paul Virides Productions and Evelyn James Productions today announce the world premiere of All in a Row renewing their collaboration with writer, Alex Oates and director, Dominic Shaw following their previous production of Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on Monday 18 February, with previews from Thursday 14 February, running until Saturday 9 March. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the BEST IN SHOWS Benefit Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2018

Last night was the annual Best in Shows benefit concert for the Humane Society. The show featured some of Broadway's best, with special guest appearances by adorable four-legged friends. 2018 Best in Shows, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, also honored Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe, Ana Gasteyer, and More Perform in BEST IN SHOWS Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2018

Last night was the annual Best in Shows benefit concert for the Humane Society. The show featured some of Broadway's best, with special guest appearances by adorable four-legged friends. 2018 Best in Shows, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, also honored Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

FTC Theater Co Stages DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Award Winning FTC Theater Company, at the Performing Arts Center in Dix Hills, NY presents the Five Time Tony Award Winning Show (more...)

Llewelyn Pena Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Llewelyn Pen?a in on November 15th, 2018. Llewelyn and friends explore, recount, and celebrate their issues from living back home to living in New York and everything that happens between point A and point B. With tongues planted firmly in cheeks, and sweet Broadway melodies at their backs, it is sure to be a night stuck in your head for the next 10-40 years. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

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

Photo Flash: First Look at Stage Door Theatre's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2018

Stage Door Theatre presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The show opened on October 12th, and will run through November 4th in their new home, Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Sydney Engagement Finds its Charlies!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Charlie Bucket has been found and he has a Golden Ticket! Producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions today announced the four boys who will play the role of Charlie in the spectacular new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl's delicious tale will be playing only in Sydney at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from 5 January 2019. (more...)

Official: Charlie Stemp and Danielle Hope Will Star in SNOW WHITE Panto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year's Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this strictly limited 5 week run. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Jessie Mueller, Aaron Tveit, Mariska Hargitay, and More Support Survivors of Sexual Violence at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Angel Band Project presents, 'An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz & Friends - A Benefit to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence', Monday, November 12, 2018 at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York City, NY, two-sets, 7:00pm and 10pm. This one-night only event will be hosted by Mariska Hargitay (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Shares Their Take on THE BAND'S VISIT Anthem 'Answer Me'
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV launch Season Two of "Broadway Our Way" with "Answer Me" from the musical The Band's Visit, music and lyrics by Tony award winner David Yazbek (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Jerry Mitchell Helmed Adaptation of BECOMING NANCY Land On Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell revealed in an interview yesterday that he is currently working on a staged musical version of BECOMING NANCY, based on Terry Ronald's novel. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Broadway In Akron Welcomes THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Akron premiere December 4 and 5, 2018 at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of the 18-19 Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Make Albuquerque Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Albuquerque premiere January 24-27, 2019 at Popejoy Hall as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit unmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Bonnie Langford Joins 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Full casting has been announced for 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, London for a strictly limited season from 28 January - 31 August 2019. Bonnie Langford will play 'Roz Keith', joining the previously announced Louise Redknapp as 'Violet Newstead', Amber Davies as 'Judy Bernly', Natalie McQueen as 'Doralee Rhodes' and Brian Conley as 'Franklin Hart'. (more...)

Photo Flash: TOOTSIE Cast Poses In Front of New Broadway Home!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Following its world premiere pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Tootsie is getting ready to open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. John Behlmann, who plays Max, just posted a photo of the whole cast in front of their new Broadway home!  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Appoints Director Of Marketing And Audience Development
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Katharine L. Mussio has joined Westport Country Playhouse as director of marketing and audience development, leading the historic theater's marketing, public relations, communications, and audience development efforts for its season productions and programs.  (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Vermont Awards; Woodstock's HAIR Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Vermont Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

The Atlanta Lyric Presents YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2018

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this brand new musical holiday spectacular December 20-23, 2018. A dazzling event featuring Atlanta's favorites, sparkling dance numbers and luxurious costumes, YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

BWW Interview: Music Director Shawn Gough and HOLIDAY INN at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 20, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse will present 'Holiday Inn' from November 21 through December 30. This spectacular musical has a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge; choreography by Denis Jones; direction by Gordon Greenberg; and musical direction by Shawn Gough. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Shawn Gough to chat about his career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER to Hold Industry Readings Featuring Mamie Parris & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Old Globe in association with Yonge Street Theatricals will present a by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical Life After on Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, December 7 at Noon at Ripley Grier Studios in New York City. The reading will help the creative team prepare for the musical's upcoming American premiere this winter at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it will run from March 22 to April 28, 2019.  (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, comes to Sarasota on December 19 and 20 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall as part of a North American tour. Tickets are $37-$87. Purchase at VanWezel.org, the Box Office or by calling (941) 953-3368. (more...)


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Rebel Wilson To Play Jennyanydots in CATS
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Rebel Wilson is set to play the old Gumbie cat Jennyanydots in the film adaptation of CATS, according to Deadline. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Celebrates 500th Show With Rachel York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will celebrate its landmark 500th show this weekend as Rachel York, currently starring on Broadway in the new musical Head Over Heels, performs her concert "Thank You for the Music" on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: HEAD OVER HEELS Star Rachel York Readies Herself for Her Green Room 42 Show
by Gianluca Russo - Nov 16, 2018

Since making her Broadway debut back in 1989, Rachel York has become of the most beloved leading ladies of the Great White Way. Now, in a one-night-only show, York is going to make you fall head over heels for her once again. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Jamie Jackson, & Jesse JP Johnson Join Cast of WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this fall. Beginning Tuesday, November 20, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will assume the role of Madame Morrible and Jamie Jackson will assume the role of Doctor Dillamond. Jesse JP Johnson will assume the role of Boq on Tuesday, December 11. (more...)

THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In 2015, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre added a new holiday production to its Children's Theatre collection with the world premiere of its original musical comedy The Great Elf Adventure. Over the years, many adaptations of holiday stories have appeared on the WOB stage including Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Great Elf Adventure is based on one of the most popular characters to appear at the theatre, Jingles the Elf.     (more...)

Priscilla Beach Theatre Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) announces its 2019 season will feature six major musical productions, including Hairspray and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, from May through October on its historic barn stage. Season ticket subscriptions go on advance sale for current subscribers on Dec.1, then open for new subscribers on Dec. 5, 2018. The 2019 Season includes large, well-known Broadway musicals, as well as award-winning, small cast productions including the current London west end hit, Heathers the musical. (more...)

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Santino Fontana Dons a Wig and Dress For TOOTSIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Santino Fontana is gearing up to don a wig and a dress onstage in Tootsie! The new musical comes to Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. We've got your first look at the leading man in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Santino Fontana as 'Dorothy Michaels' TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Following its world premiere pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Tootsie is getting ready to open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. Below, check out a first look at the show's new Broadway artwork, featuring leading man, Santino Fontana, in drag! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to the Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Kansas City premiere January 15 - 20 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, BroadwayInKC.com, the Kauffman Center box office, 301 W. 13th Street, or by calling 816.994.7222. Groups of 10+ call 1.866.314.7687. Ticket prices start at $43.00. For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Nye Bennett Directs Some of the Best Atlanta Singers for YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by David Muschell - Dec 3, 2018

I recently spoke with Mary Nye Bennett who is directing the inaugural holiday show for Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Your Happy Holiday, which will be performed at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta), Dec. 20-23. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Vermont Awards; HAIR Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Vermont Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Audiences at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will once again have the chance to see some of their favorite characters come to life on the stage as the theatre sets sail for laughter as it presents the area premiere of Gilligan's Island - The Musical. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Vermont Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Vermont Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 1, 2018
by - Dec 1, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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