Dreamgirls on Tour


BWW Reviews: Each Performer Makes Voice Heard in SNS' DREAMGIRLS
by Paul Batterson - Oct 31, 2017

The beautiful thing about the Short North Stage's production of writer Tom Eyen's musical is each member of the show brings something unique and beautiful to the two-act, two-and-a-half hour show. The result is not a cacophony of voices but a soul-stirring mixture of harmony and that Columbus should not mis (more...)

(mostly)musicals Adds Performances From DeLEARious, Lesley McKinnell, And Broadway's Michael-Leon Wooley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

(mostly)musicals returns to Upstairs at Vitello's for their 26th edition, no place like HOME, on Monday, November 6th at 7:30pm! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 31st, 2017: Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 31, 2017

Good morning and Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld! (more...)

Uncommon Ground to Bring Site-Specific PINE to Christmas Tree Lot in Edgewater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The United States premiere of Pine, by Jacqui Honess-Martin, directed by Arianna Soloway, December 1 - 10 in the outdoor Christmas Tree lot at Uncommon Ground Edgewater, 1401 W. Devon Ave. The press opening is Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. (more...)

TINA: SIMPLY THE BEST to Debut in Durban This Festive Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

From the company that brought you international hit tribute shows such as The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show, The Michael Jackson HIStory Show and Queen: It's A Kinda Magic, comes a brand new live show that is set to rock you all the way back to the 1960s. (more...)

The Kimmel Center and FINDING NEVERLAND Partner with TD Bank for Citywide Book Drive
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be partnering with TD Bank for a city-wide book drive to benefit Philadelphia Reads and the School District of Philadelphia. Finding Neverland makes its Philadelphia debut at the Academy of Music from November 21-November 26, and the book drive will be taking place across four Center City TD Bank locations from November 1-November 26. (more...)

Dominion Entertainment Continues To Add Star Power With Annual Production Of BLACK NATIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Dominion Entertainment Group's commitment to high-quality arts is never-ceasing. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Comes to The Paramount Theatre, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play The Paramount Theatre from November 14 19. Tickets are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

Seth Rudetsky's DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY Headlines Chicago Theatre Workshop's Fall Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Join Chicago Theatre Workshop tonight, October 28th, for their Fall benefit featuring Seth Rudetsky in his one-man show Deconstructing Broadway. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (more...)

Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre, with Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter, featuring musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Michael Matthews. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Stage DREAMGIRLS This Fall
by Carol Kassie - Oct 28, 2017

1962 at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. It's a time in American musical history when a new sound is percolating. The Dreamettes, a trio of aspiring R & B singers, arrive late for a talent contest they hope will launch their musical career. (more...)

Melissa Errico, 'TWO BY TWO', 54 SINGS BILLY JOEL and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

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, including Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, Two By Two In Concert, Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Billy Joel, Benjamin Eakeley Broadway Swinger Vol. 2, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to make it's Las Vegas Debut January 2018 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D continues with the third installment of its Resilience Personified season at The Smith Center with the Las Vegas premiere of Lorraine Hansberry's classic Tony Award-winning masterpiece, A Raisin in the Sun, January 12-14, 2018 in the Troesh Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 9, 2017

Today's subject Kolby Kindle is currently living his theatre life on the road in the ensemble of the national tour of the juggernaut hit The Book of Mormon. The show is now playing at the Kennedy Center through November 19th. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents THE DANCING PRINCESSES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor. This whimsical production brings to life a royal mystery as five diverse sisters dance their way through the new incarnation of the classic, enchanting story. With hot chocolate, dance numbers, and shenanigans aplenty, The Dancing Princesses is holiday fun for the entire family! Playing November 29-December 30, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph and the D.I.V.A. Foundation Celebrate 27 Years Of Divas: Simply Singing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

DIVAS Simply Singing!, the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the United States, hosts its 27th annual fundraiser for The D.I.V.A. Foundation at the Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood California Saturday, December 9. (more...)

Pushcart Players Headlines Children's Performances at Montclair Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Pushcart Players' 44th Season presents Velveteen Rabbit at United Way Theatre in Montclair NJ on Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 am. The performance is hosted by the Montclair Arts Alliance as part of the inaugural Montclair Arts Festival featuring theater, dance, visual arts, music, and opera. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

THE COCKTAIL CABARET to Debut at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Las Vegas tourists and locals will be immersed in classic vintage Vegas with the debut of The Cocktail Cabaret, a new live musical show opening on Thurs., Nov. 30 at the famed Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph & The D.I.V.A. Foundation Celebrate 27 Years of 'Divas: Simply Singing'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

DIVAS Simply Singing!, the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the United States, hosts its 27th annual fundraiser for The D.I.V.A. Foundation at the Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood California Saturday, December 9. (more...)

Redhouse's I DO! I DO! Marks Final Performances at West Street Location
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Redhouse's upcoming show I Do! I Do! A Musical About Marriage to mark final performances at West Street location. (more...)

Anderson & Petty Announce 'WISH' Holiday Concert to Benefit Housing Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

WISH: A HOLIDAY CD RELEASE CONCERT TO BENEFIT HOUSING WORKS is a celebration of songwriting team Anderson & Petty's second studio album 'Wish: The Anderson & Petty Holiday Songbook.' All profits from the sales of the album will benefit Housing Works, a local organization supporting those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. (more...)

Porchlight's BILLY ELLIOT Announces Second Extension at The Ruth Page Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second extension of Billy Elliot the Musical through Sunday, Dec. 31. Billy Elliot the Musical with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall is directed and co-choreographed by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Co-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. The current and extendsion performance schedule is included below. (more...)

Scott Alan Announces Live At Zedel Residency With Special Guests In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Live At Zedel, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at The Crazy Coqs, will host a week-long residency by acclaimed international songwriter Scott Alan, who will be joined by a host of special musical theatre guests each evening. (more...)

Outre Theatre Company Presents AMERICAN IDIOT at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Green Day's punk opera American Idiot, adapted for the stage by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, will continue Outre Theatre Company's sixth full season as a provocative cultural institution in South Florida. (more...)

E.Faye Butler & Felicia P. Fields To Perform Limited Run Cabaret Concert At Chicago's Biograph Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Steve Abrams and Kicky Productions announce that a brand new cabaret-concert, Lettin' the Good Times Roll featuring the dynamic duo, E. Faye Butler, Felicia P. Fields and a host of renowned musicians in a very special limited engagement for 9 performances at The Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Analisa Leaming to Play the Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK; New Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome four new adult cast members to the show this November. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Stage DREAMGIRLS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

1962 at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. It's a time in American musical history when a new sound is percolating. The Dreamettes, a trio of aspiring R & B singers, arrive late for a talent contest they hope will launch their musical career. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Backstage with the New 'Effies' of London's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions' UK premiere of Dreamgirls, which opened last December at the Savoy Theatre is currently running through 2nd June 2018 in the West End. From 20th November 2017, Moya Angela will join Marisha Wallace and Karen Mav to play the iconic role of Effie White in Dreamgirls. In the video below, go backstage with the show's new Effies! (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Pickerington's ANNIE Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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; SoLuna's PIPPIN Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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 Raleigh Awards; Cape Fear's DREAMGIRLS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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; ManeStage Leads as Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, DREAMGIRLS, OSLO and More Make Evening Standard Theatre Awards Shortlist
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Evening Standard has revealed its shortlist for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017. There are now three stars competing for each award. The ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Sunday, December 3. The awards will be co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Anna Wintour, Cate Blachett, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

New Casting Information Announced for Premiere of Tina Turner Musical TINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Joining the previously announced Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, are Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies. They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya. (more...)

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote (more...)

Dreamgirls Star Marisha Wallace Announces Two Intimate London Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

What do you get when you combine a soul singing West End Star with your favourite Christmas classics? You get Soul Holiday. On Sunday 3 December Marisha, who takes over full time as Effie White in the hugely successful Dreamgirls next week, will perform two intimate concerts at Charing Cross Theatre, featuring tracks from her debut album, Soul Holiday, plus many other seasonal favourites. (more...)

Cast Announced for An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A post-Thanksgiving performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. BroadwayWorld.com calls the show, '... guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment... Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board.' Music Director and Master of Ceremonies Brad Ellis (Glee, Forbidden Broadway) and (producer, Cabaret artist) Dianne Fraser welcome a new cast with each edition of the popular concert series presented by Fraser Entertainment Group. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For London Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 14, 2017

Christmas is upon us, and the capital, as usual, is serving up a veritable feast of festive offerings. Here are some of London's finest (more...)

VIDEO: Who Will Have to Wait to Be King? Saturday Night Live Shares Screen Tests of THE LION KING Hopefuls
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2017

'The Lion King' is one of the most highly anticipated live action remakes on the way, especially following the exciting casting news. But who didn't make the cut? Saturday Night Live has a handful of Hollywood's A-Listers who tried their paws at the leading roles and didn't quite succeed. (more...)

Kingsley Leggs Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Kingsley Leggs joins the cast of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL as 'James Morse.' PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL also stars stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as 'Vivian' opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as 'Edward,' with Tony Award nominee Orfeh as 'Kit,' Eric Anderson as 'Mr. Thompson,' and Jason Danieley as 'Philip Stuckey.' Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN, the new musical will arrive on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday Joins Rob Shmalo For His 40th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday was the surprise guest when man-about-town Rob Shmalo celebrated his 40th birthday in style over last weekend with a series of parties around the city that boasted some of New York's most familiar faces. He treated his guests on Friday night to a show at the Duplex by Robbyne Kaamil where original Jersey Boy Daniel Reichard roasted the birthday boy. Afterwards party-goers went a few blocks away to the Cornelia Street home of Soho House exec David Aldea. The 5,500 sq foot carriage house was once home to Taylor Swift who rented it for $40K. The home boasts an indoor swimming pool and is currently on the market for just under $20 million. (more...)

ALADDIN's Deonte L. Warren Debuts Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Actor Deont L. Warren, currently in Aladdin on Broadway, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut tonight, Friday, November 10, in 'Let's Make It To Love.' (more...)

Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 1-12, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Beyonce and More Additional Casting Revealed in New Preview Poster for THE LION KING
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 1, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming film remake of The Lion King. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Laura Michelle Kelly, 54 SINGS BILLY JOEL and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Shine in AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Artists Lounge Live presents AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza December 7-17. (more...)

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