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Theatre Under The Stars Casts Local Actress Simone Gundy in Lead Role for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Houston actress, Simone Gundy, who competed on Season 11 of The Voice , will star as Felicia in Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) upcoming production of MEMPHIS! (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Westerville's ANNIE Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Virgina Stage Company presents Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Virginia Stage Company opens the new year with Jane Austen's most popular literary novel, Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Virginia Stage Company Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance, Pride and Prejudice will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Fans of the novel will be thrilled with this faithful adaptation of the story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Ciara Renee Stars in Firebrand Theatre's LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Following a brief hiatus for the holidays, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce its hit rock musical LIZZIE will return for two additional weeks of performances, January 3 14, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. LIZZIE currently runs through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Tickets for all performance are available at firebrandtheatre.org. (more...)

St. Louis Area Cast Announced for National Tour Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, has announced the cast of the international hit show Menopause The Musical coming to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, in St. Louis for weekly performances beginning Tuesday, January 9 and running through Saturday, March 31. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre Presents SONGS FROM THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Virginia Rep opens the toe-tapping musical Songs from the Soul on Friday, February 2nd at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, the third show of the 2017-18 Children's Season. With book by Richmond native William Dye and music spanning genres and generations, this lively musical revue examines the evolution of African-American music - from gospel to motown to rap - and the essential role it has played in American life. The show is part of the Acts of Faith Festival and runs through February 25, 2018 at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23230. (more...)

BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2018

Dear Readers, it's been quite a year and, hopefully, we've come through it unscathed. God knows we've needed some shows to help us escape and others to make us think. But through it all we've had several shows that have proven to shine as some of the best of the year. Out of all the shows I was fortunate enough to see this year, I've selected a few that stood out. Here are those stand outs, a few honorable mentions and a few special mentions about which I just couldn't help myself but to mention in their own special way. (more...)

Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes, Makes Feinsteins at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Mary Wilson, founding member of the iconic group The Supremes, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, February 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, February 17 (8 p.m.). In this intimate evening, Ms. Wilson will perform a mix of classic Supremes hit and favorites from the Great American Songbook, as well as share stories from her legendary career. Tickets for Mary Wilson range in price from $48.75 $85 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visitingwww.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia!, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the first producing theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create its own refreshed version of the show, which toured the world for nearly 20 years. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Fly By Night Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Artistic Director Dan Knechtges Makes Directing Debut at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges is directing the upcoming production of MEMPHIS! (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Series Returns to the Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Monday, Feb. 26 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie at 7:30 p.m. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson's 'Burden Down' Invites Fans to Release Stress Through Music
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Giving a nod to her new record 'Burden Down,' Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson recently shared the #BurdenDownChallenge, which asks people to take to their social media pages and share their favorite emotional cover of the track. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2018

Go behind the scenes at London's most fabulous show, Dreamgirls, to find out how the stunning costumes help to tell the story. Check out the video here! (more...)

Kimmel Center's Expands 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be for schools and students celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Growing its annual celebration from one matinee event to four, the Kimmel Center is expanding its offerings for local Philadelphia school students, incorporating song, dance, spoken word, and video into a repertoire intended to educate and inspire those attending. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Opens Season with Gospel Musical CROWNS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Lyric Theatre will experience a convergence of faith and fashion next month when it opens its 2018 season with Crowns, a jubilant celebration of African American church ladies and their long-standing love affair with glamorous hats. (more...)

RELATIVELY CONSCIOUS Comes to New York Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2018

Veteran Broadway actor, Richard Waits, is bringing Jon-Marc McDonald's anticipated play, Relatively Conscious, to the stage in February at the New York Theater Festival. The play, which centers around the murder of James Byrd Jr in 1998, will run February 6, 7, and 10th at the HudsonGuild Theater in New York City. (more...)

Stars of JERSEY BOYS to Perform in Oh What a Night! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

It's a blast from the past when Musical Theatre's West's acclaimed Broadway in Concert series returns with Oh What A Night!*, starring cast members from Broadway and film productions of Jersey Boys Joseph Leo Bwaire, Quinn VanAntwerp, Michael Lomenda, and John Edwards on Saturday, February 3, 7pm at the intimate Beverly O'Neill Theatre at Long Beach Convention Center. Ticket prices range from $45-$120. Tickets are available at www.musical.org, the Musical Theatre West Box Office, or by calling 562-856-1999 x4. (*Not a performance of nor affiliated with the show Jersey Boys). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 12th, 2018: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Begins Rehearsals, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began rehearsals yesterday, Lin-Manuel Miranda will be honored with the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and more! (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; HAMLET Wins Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Magic Soul Presents Live At The London Palladium Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Join Magic Radio at the iconic London Palladium on Saturday February 10th 2018 for a special concert as we celebrate the greatest soul music of all time. (more...)

WEST END LIVE LOUNGE Returns to The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

On Sunday 11th February, West End Live Lounge returns to The Other Palace for a very special evening. After a sell-out concert in September, L&M productions are back with an unmissable line up including Oliver Tompsett (We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages, Wicked), Danielle Hope (Wizard Of Oz, Grease, Les Mis rables), Cassidy Janson (Beautiful, Wicked), Alexia Khadime (Book of Mormon, Wicked), Matthew Croke (Aladdin, Wicked, Funny Girl), Karen Mav (Dreamgirls, The Voice) and many more. (more...)

BWW Previews: BRUNCH TO BROADWAY: BLOCKBUSTERS at Rocks Lounge At Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
by Debbie Hall - Jan 11, 2018

Broadway show tunes invokes timeless emotion and, surrounded by the beauty of Southern Nevada, Brunch To Broadway: Blockbusters brings the song-filled matinee to the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa with two performances on Jan. 14. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; LOMBARDI Wins Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatrical Outfit presents LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

To ring in the new year, Theatrical Outfit proudly stages Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a riveting look into one of jazz and blues legend Billie Holiday's final performances, starring Atlanta's own Terry Burrell (Alliance Theatre's Ethel; Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls, Into the Woods). Set in a seedy bar in Philadelphia's south side in 1959, Lady Day features twelve beloved songs and lays bare the humor and hurt of one of the most beloved singers and complex personalities of all time. Directed by Atlanta's Eric J. Little (The Outfit's Thurgood) with musical direction by S. Renee Clark (The Outfit's Big Fish), Lady Day runs January 11 February 4, 2018 and continues Theatrical Outfit's bold 2017- 2018 Season of Character. (more...)

Danny Glover to Receive President's Award at 49th NAACP IMAGE AWARD
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The NAACP announced today that actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover will be presented with the NAACP President's Award at the 49th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS on Monday, January 15, 2018 LIVE at 9pm/8c on TV One. (more...)

Tangle Theatre, South West's African Caribbean Theatre Company Presents DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Tangle, South West England's African Caribbean theatre company, transpose this renaissance classic to our times with southern African inspired music and song and a specially designed set to allow flexibility in a range of venues. Interweaved with rousing performances from a trinity of actors, including former Dreamgirls' lead Joshua Liburd, this unique version of Christopher Marlowe's renowned tale will tour from 21 February until 17 March 2018. (more...)

Nominations for the 42nd Annual Carbonell Awards Have Been Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

For the first time in the awards history, the nomination are being announced live simultaneously by The Morning Lounge with Jill and Rich on Legends Radio100.3FM along with the Carbonell Awards FacebookLive simulcast from 6am-10am today. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES Extends Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close January 13. It has been extended through June 16, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended four times. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

John Lithgow: Stories By Heart began preview performances last night, December 21, 2017 and opens officially on Thursday, January 11, 2018. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Check out a first look at production photos below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Thomas Hobson Joins Cast of BEAUTY & BEAST at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, announces Nickelodeon's Thomas Hobson (Nick Jr.'s Fresh Beat Band ) as The Beast for the final 2 performances of the world premiere of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on December 24 (at 1:00pm and 5:00pm). The role of The Beast is played by Jonah Platt (Broadway's Wicked) at all other performances. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE, opened to rave reviews December 13, and must close December 24. (more...)

Ahmad Kamal, Michael John Casey, and More Announced to Star in Signature's 4,380 NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Signature Theatre is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of 4,380 Nights by DC playwright Annalisa Dias. The production will be directed by Kathleen Akerley (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and will feature Ahmad Kamal (Woolly Mammoth's KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim, Michael John Casey (Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Folger Theatre's Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man, Rex Daugherty (Signature'sShakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, and Lynette Rathnam (Ford Theatre's Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below). 4,380 Nights will run from January 16 through February 18 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. 4,380 Nights is Signature's submission to the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. (more...)

Terry Burrell to Star in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Theatrical Outfit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

To ring in the new year, Theatrical Outfit proudly stages Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a riveting look into one of jazz and blues legend Billie Holiday's final performances, starring Atlanta's own Terry Burrell (Alliance Theatre's Ethel; Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls, Into the Woods). (more...)

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Celebrates New Cast and Two Years in West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

To celebrate a new cast and its second year in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning musical Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre in London, which is currently booking through to 2nd June 2018. (more...)

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