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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.



Vincent Hooper Brings 'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow' to Ellington Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

One of Australia's most exciting and versatile musical theatre talents, WAAPA grad (Music Theatre), Vincent Hooper (Avenue Q, Heathers, Rocky Horror) is premiering his brand new show at The Ellington. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with the Legendary Lucie Arnaz
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 9, 2018

One of the industry's most beloved artists, Lucie Arnaz, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about her fifty plus year stage career. From her roots on CBS' Here's Lucy, starring her mother Lucille Ball, to her celebrated concert career, Lucie has been entertaining audiences in such shows as Seesaw, My One and Only, Lost in Yonkers, Social Security, Once Upon a Mattress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Do! I Do! and, the musical for which she received her Tony Award nomination, They're Playing Our Song! (more...)

'Every Show is Someone's Opening Night' - SCHOOL OF ROCK's Lexie Dorsett Sharp
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 7, 2018

Actress Lexie Dorsett Sharp remembers very clearly when the father of a former castmate came backstage after an opening night during a national tour in which the two women were performing to wish them well and to express how much he enjoyed the show. (more...)

TOOTSIE Announces $25 Lottery Tickets for Pre-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

A digital lottery will begin September 10 at 9AM for TOOTSIE.  TOOTSIE will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (more...)

Joanna Gleason & Marc Shaiman Join Roster of Stars for BEST IN SHOWS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Joanna Gleason and Marc Shaiman will join Sierra Boggess, Ana Gasteyer, Adam Kantor, Andy Karl, Lindsay Mendez, Orfeh, Hugh Panaro, Christine Pedi, Kate Rockwell, Betsy Wolfe and Karen Ziemba, with special guest appearances by adorable four-legged friends, in the 2018 Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York (more...)

Adelaide Clemens to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater has announced full casting for its upcoming production of THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents 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...)

BWW TV: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, David Yazbek and More Talk Bringing TOOTSIE from the Screen to Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld was on site when the cast and creative of the new comedy musical, Tootsie, which will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11th - October 14th, met the press! Watch stars Lilli Cooper and Santino Fotana, as well as composer/lyricist David Yazbek talk about bringing the production from the silver screen to the stage in the video below! (more...)

TOOTSIE Opens its Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago Today
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 30, 2018

TOOTSIE's world premiere pre-Broadway engagement officially opens today at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). The show runs through October 14 before opening on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 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...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 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...)

Further Casting Announced For PINTER AT THE PINTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

An exciting group of theatre stars have joined The Jamie Lloyd Company's Pinter at the Pinter season, which began its unprecedented celebration of Harold Pinter this month, featuring all the Nobel Prize winning playwright's short plays. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS This Fall
by Carol Kassie - Sep 24, 2018

Stage Door Theatre's move to the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) has proved to be the right one, according to the company's Executive Producer, Derelle Bunn.  'Our patrons' responses have been totally positive,' she says.  'They love the venue, the ambiance, and the conveniences LPAC offers them.  They've all promised they'll be back, and that they'll be bringing their friends!' (more...)

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Return To WOB For Limited Fall Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Berenstain Bears, everyone's favorite furry family is returning to Way Off Broadway for a fun fall engagement! The Berenstain Bears on Stage! will have a limited run of only four performances - October 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th. (more...)

Rachel York to Take the Stage at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Rachel York, currently starring on Broadway in the new musical Head Over Heels, in her concert "Thank You for the Music" on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. In a delightful evening of stories and song, Rachel pays tribute to the glorious women who helped shape her career. She includes numbers made famous by early inspirations, her stage and screen favorites, and a few surprises that have touched her heart in a special way. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein to Benefit The Actors Fund with Reunion Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today a 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song. The concert will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: TOOTSIE Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2018

TOOTSIE will open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street). Broadway preview performances will begin on Friday, March 29, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago Presents ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Pear Theatre will debut its new Pear Flambe Cabaret series with J/K Cabaret's "Let's Hear It For The Boys!" on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This evening of gospel, jazz, R&B, and cabaret standards will feature Bay Area performers Juanita Harris and Karyn Rondeau, joined for this event by Anthone Jackson and Brian Palac. Tickets ($25 in advance or $28 at the door) can be purchased by visitingwww.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

J/K CABARET Opens Pear Flambé Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Pear Theatre will debut its new Pear Flambe Cabaret series with J/K Cabaret's "Let's Hear It For The Boys!" on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. This evening of gospel, jazz, R&B, and cabaret standards will feature Bay Area performers Juanita Harris and Karyn Rondeau, joined for this event by Anthone Jackson and Brian Palac. Tickets ($25 in advance or $28 at the door) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Brian Clowdus Experiences has announced the cast for The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, set to open in less than a week. The immersive, outdoor theatrical performance has become New England's newest Halloween tradition. Tickets for this fall's run are on sale now at www.osv.org/sleepy-hollow.      (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2018
by - Sep 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tickets On Sale October 1 for TOOTSIE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Tickets for the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10am EST (more...)

Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez To Star In THE MESSIAH At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Casting has been announced for The Messiah 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, before transferring to London's The Other Palace from Monday 3rd December - Saturday 5th January 2018. (more...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Santino Fontana and the Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 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...)

ANNIE Will Open Way Off Broadway's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, will celebrate its 25th Silver Anniversary Season with its upcoming 2018/2019 line-up of shows. Kicking off the season in September will be the family favorite Annie. (more...)

Full Casting Is Announced For Angus Jackson's RSC Production Of DON QUIXOTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Full casting is announced today for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Don Quixote, which originally premiered at the RSC's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016. The production will play at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast And Creative Of TOOTSIE Pose For The Press In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld was on site this morning when the cast and creative of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, which will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11th - October 14th, met the press! See the photos below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Birmingham Artists Give Tribute to the Creative Life of J'MEL DAVIDSON
by David Edward Perry - Aug 21, 2018

J'Mel Davidson held a very special light. He was extremely giving and quick to talk with great enthusiasm. He gave so much of that light to the world. He is a true testament to the power of laughter. His body may be gone. But his creative light still shines on in all that enjoyed him. (more...)

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