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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.

Lucie Arnaz Returns To The Crown & Anchor In Provincetown July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Lucie Arnaz back to Provincetown for one performance only, Monday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor.  Ms. Arnaz will be performing her brand new cabaret show, "I GOT THE JOB!:  Songs from My Musical Past."  Celebrating a life on stage, Arnaz returns to her theater roots looking back at some of the roles she has had on stages throughout the world. (more...)

Brief 6/29: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 29, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Encores! production of Songs For a New World, and more! (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

As The Toronto Fringe Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary, Debbie Read Celebrates Working Every Single One
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

When Debbie Read did her first Toronto Fringe Festival in 1989 as a house technician, she didn't realize she would be back every year for the next 29 years. Since that first Toronto Fringe, Debbie has gone from house technician to front of house staff, to volunteer. Along the way she has also produced and designed lights, but mostly - she stage managed: and she has never missed a single year. Her presence at the festival year after year is a sign that the Toronto Fringe builds loyalty not only among festival patrons, but also among the staff and volunteers that make the festival run. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

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Now Playing Onstage in Arkansas - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

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The Old Globe Presents Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley: From Slavery To Modiste, A Free coLAB Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

For the second consecutive year, The Old Globe will participate in the George Stevens Senior Center's annual Juneteenth Celebration by presenting an original play developed in the coLAB workshop: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley: From Slavery to Modiste. Written by local community member and new playwright Claudia Thompson, it will be directed by the award-winning Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Skeleton Crew at the Globe last spring). (more...)

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Shrapnel Theatre's SILK ROAD (HOW TO BUY DRUGS ONLINE) Opens At Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Shrapnel Theatre today announces the return of Alex Oates' Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), the first production to be funded through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Dominic Shaw directs Josh Barrow (Bruce Blakemore) at Trafalgar Studios, Tuesday 7 August to Saturday 1 September. (more...)

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In July (more...)

IN & OF ITSELF Enters Final Weeks Celebrating 500 Performances At Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

IN & OF ITSELF celebrated its 500th performance on Friday, July 6, 2018 at The Daryl Roth Theatre. The show, which has grossed over $6 million to date in the intimate 150-seat theater, is now in its fourth and final extension, playing through Sunday, August 19, 2018. (more...)

Barry Edelstein's THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Returns to the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined The Old Globe for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. This special free program celebrates TCG's newly released revised edition of Edelstein's book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for the Pre-Broadway Run of TOOTSIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Scott Sanders Productions have announced individual tickets for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will go on-sale Today, July 6. (more...)

New Musical COMPULSION Premieres Opening Night Of Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

The latest musical by Dora and Canadian Comedy Award nominee Scott White (Top Gun! The Musical, The Giant's Garden, Bemused) will premiere on the opening night of the Toronto Fringe on the Factory Theatre main stage in Toronto on July 4th. Compulsion is a dark, fast-paced roller-coaster ride that asks 'What happens when life's decisions take you to the edge?' The show is a look at the darker side of love and was the runner-up for this year's Paul O'Sullivan Musical Theatre Prize. (more...)

MJTC Opens Season with Kim Kivens in a Solo Performance on Women's Health
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) opens its 24th season with What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen. Jennie Ward returns to MJTC to direct (Collected Stories).  (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive
by Brian Michaels - Jul 30, 2018


BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Haddonfield Plays & Players is a Rotten Good Time
by Amber Kusching - Jul 29, 2018

HP&P's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is energetic, clever and action-packed. This show will definitely have you laughing out loud and leaving in stitches. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is being presented as a part of HP&P's 85th season and plays through August 3rd at Haddonfield Plays & Players in Haddonfield, NJ. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit (more...)

Complete Company And Creative Team Announced For PAM FARR SUMMER SHAKESPEARE STUDIO 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

The Old Globe today announced the complete company and creative team for the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, named for the Globe Board member whose generosity supports a four-week program for rising 9th - 12th grade students and recent high school graduates to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare's plays, and to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival  Brings Together Unique Pairings, Iconic Works and Awe-Inspiring World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Once-in-a-lifetime pairings of ballet and contemporary luminaries, three remarkable world premieres, an excerpt of a seminal piece that changed the history of modern dance and unpredictable weather conditions marked this year's sold-out Fire Island Dance Festivalon July 20-22, 2018. The 24th edition raised a record $604,103 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Review: A Great Evening of DARK & DIRTY Ditties by Bucket List Cabaret at Three Clubs
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2018

Featuring an eclectic mix of sexy, DARK & DIRTY show tunes and comedy songs, Bucket List Cabaret, the brain-child of Theatre 40 member Amanda Conlon and her husband Peter Flanigan, invaded Three Clubs on July 19, 2018 with an explosively entertaining evening of musical fun that kept its audience laughing from start to finish. I am not exactly sure how Ms. Conlon found (or perhaps created) such an amazing mix of naughty tunes, I can say each one kept me laughing at the unexpected language and subject matter throughout the entire show. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

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The Long Center Presents SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Steal away for a fun-filled summer of musical theatre! Now entering its 14th season, there isn't any other program in the country quite like the Long Center's own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. (more...)

BWW Close UP: Jerry Mitchell
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jul 20, 2018

Hoy, la adaptacion musical de PRETTY WOMAN comienza en Broadway sus funciones previas, y que mejor ocasion para repasar la carrera de su coreografo Jerry Mitchell, responsable de las coreografias de algunos de los musicales mas iconicos del ultimo cuarto de siglo. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday 7/6 for Pre-Broadway Run of TOOTSIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Scott Sanders Productions have announced individual tickets for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will go on-sale Friday, July 6. (more...)

Globe Guilders Will Host 28th Annual Fashion Show CELEBRATING COUTURE 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Globe Guilders are pleased to announce their 28th annual fashion show and luncheon, Celebrating Couture 2018, presented by Neiman Marcus, to benefit The Old Globe's artistic and arts engagement programs. Once again, Neiman Marcus is producing The Art of Fashion, an exclusively curated show featuring the Fall collections of several celebrated designers, including an exclusive preview of 18 gowns from Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2018 Collection. Celebrating Couture 2018 will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Costa Del Mar Ballroom of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. (more...)

Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland Returns For Another Run At Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Following rave reviews and sold-out audiences, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland returns to the capital this August for another five-star run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced two new productions for this fall: THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, which will begin performances Saturday, October 6, open on Monday, October 22, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Brief 7/17: Watch The HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Perform at Broadway Barks, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 17, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch the cast of Hello, Dolly! perform at Broadway Barks, and more! (more...)

Amy Lehpamer To Play Headmistress Rosalie Mullins in Australian Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2018

In the role made famous by Joan Cusack in the hit film, Amy Lehpamer will button up, starch up and don her spectacles to play the uptight but lovable straight-laced schoolmarm with a hankering for Stevie Nicks. (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Hill Country Community Theatre announces its 2012-19 season.  Featuring five productions, the season includes the musical comedy "Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant," a holiday comedy "Sorry! Wrong! Chimney!" the thriller/comedy "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery," the comedy "Doublewide, Texas", and musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".  This marks HCCT's 33rd year. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 210th season with the lush romantic comedy Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, featuring a score by "America's Songwriter."  Based on the classic film by the same name, the production will be directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th, and runs through October 21st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Breaking: TOOTSIE Finds Its Home on Broadway! Opening Set for April 2019 at the Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

SCOTT SANDERS PRODUCTIONS just announced that the new comedy musical TOOTSIE will open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46thStreet) in the heart of Times Square. Broadway preview performances will begin on Friday, March 29, 2019. TOOTSIE will have its World Premiere in a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 - October 14. Opening night in Chicago is Sunday, September 30, 2018. (more...)

PANIC! Productions Announces the Full Cast of INSPECTING CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

PANIC! PRODUCTIONS are thrilled to announce their entire Cast for the madcap holiday comedy, "INSPECTING CAROL" written by Daniel Sullivan. In addition to the headliner, Barry Pearl, Panic! Productions and director Kirsten Chandler confirmed a talented and stellar cast to perform the hysterical Christmas favorite in September. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Summer Stock Austin
by Jesse Griffith - Aug 5, 2018

Get down and dirty with these rotten scoundrels (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 4, 2018
by - Aug 4, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stanley Bahorek, Formerly at Yale, Comes To Five Towns College
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Stanley Bahorek has joined the Theatre Department faculty at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, Long Island. Bahorek, a Former lecturer at the Yale Drama School, joins Department Chair David Kresner, former Head of Undergraduate Theater Studies at Yale, and Academy Award winner Milton Justice, also a former Yale professor. Professor Bahorek most recently appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and can be seen on the Emmy Award winning Netflix show Master of None. He will be directing the Fall musical production, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Playing November 15th through the 18th. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Based on the 1988 Steve Martin-Michael Caine comedy film of the same name, this original Broadway musical starred John Lithgow and Joanna Gleason and ran nearly two years. The role of the Steve Martin character won Norbert Leo Butz a Tony award. The music is written by the Tony-award-winning composer of THE BAND'S VISIT David Yazbek. (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT Throws Big, Beautiful 60th Birthday Bash
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2018

Anniversaries are times to reflect, to evaluate, but also to celebrate. Yesterday with its 60 Years of Musical Theatre: The Best of Maine State Music Theatre gala concert, the Brunswick theatre pulled out all the stops with a big, beautiful Diamond Jubilee gala that proved a stunning culmination to this milestone season. And indeed, six decades after Victoria Crandall launched her dream at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, MSMT can boast numerous reasons to celebrate its history, as well as its present accomplishments and future aspirations. In a matinee and evening stagings that featured musical performances by twenty-one soloists and an ensemble of ten, as well a number of spoken tributes, Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark architected a program that was classy, heartfelt, and rich and deep in the talent it showcased. As with any commemorative event, the program tapped into nostalgia and memory but blended these with a strong sense of the vigorous, energetic, imposing presence this company has become - not only in Midcoast Maine but also as a force in national regional theatre. (more...)

The Beechman Hosts ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, A New Works Concert For Leading Ladies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

All over America in 2018 women's voices are finally being heard en masse; in the mainstream media, the internet, on TV, movies and in politics. Musical theater, however? Not so much. Join us as we celebrate women's voices and the stories they tell at our brand-new female-forward new-works concert Anything You Can Do (A Night Of Something Better)! (more...)

IN & OF ITSELF Breaks Box Office Record For Weekly Gross; Extra Seats Added For Final Week Of Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

 IN & OF ITSELF, the smash-hit solo show written and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars), adds one more record to the books by breaking the all-time record for highest weekly gross ($216,630.00) at Daryl Roth Theatre, for the production's penultimate week of performances (week ending August 12).  The show is also primed to break the record a second time in the upcoming final week, with DelGaudio delivering the final performance ever on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (more...)

Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett And John Marquez To Star In UK Tour Of THE MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy by the writer of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit The 39 Steps as Patrick Barlow's The Messiah tours the UK this Autumn. Starring Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez, the funniest and most magical nativity you'll ever see opens at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on October 15th, 2018 before touring to New Theatre, Cardiff; Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield; Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and Richmond Theatre. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018


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