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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.



Mary Wilson Of The Supremes Makes Café Carlyle Debut This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, November 20-24. At the Cafe, she'll perform favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a few of her Supreme hits showcasing her legendary smoky voice, as well as share stories from her iconic career. During the intimate set, Wilson will enchant the audience with classic, easy-listening tunes, giving them the chance to witness a diva in her prime. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation that took Broadway and the world by storm, makes its Northeast premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse, on stage through October 28. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 6- Happy Birthday, Anika Noni Rose!
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2018

On this day we're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose! (more...)

Brief 9/6: BE MORE CHILL Gets a Broadway Upgrade, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Be More Chill gets a Broadway upgrade, the cast has been announced for the national tour of A Bronx Tale, and more! (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse To Kick Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse opens their eleventh season of professional theater for family audiences with the legendary Broadway musical, Dreamgirls. One of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century, Dreamgirls was inspired by the stories and rise of R&B's most popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s. Effie, Lorrell, and Deena have grown up together-they are young, determined, and talented-and they've got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter what the cost. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva's Production Of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fairfield Center Stage Presents a Daring New Concept for Connecticut Audiences
by Cindy Cardozo - Sep 4, 2018

What does it take to create a brand-new theater company? For Fairfield Center Stage, the new non-profit theater company in Fairfield, Connecticut, it takes resilience, creative thinking, a strong sense of community, and a little bit of luck. (more...)

Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Tia Carrere Join RuPaul in AJ AND THE QUEEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Tia Carrere join the cast of AJ and the Queen, the upcoming Netflix comedy series starring Emmy Award-winning RuPaul Charles. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2018
by - Sep 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Rep's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents In the Heights, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda in the Quadracci Powerhouse through October 28, 2018. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

54 Sings One Direction, And More Take the Stage This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2018
by - Sep 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Ghost The Musical opened to a full house on Sunday, September 16 for its Opening Night performance. Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the production which stars Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen. This is Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical. Performances continue through October 14. (more...)

VIDEO: Look Inside Playhouse on the Square's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Grayson Smith Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, bring the multi-award winning story, originally produced at the Royal National Theatre in London, to the Mid-South. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation that took Broadway and the world by storm, makes its Northeast premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse, on stage through October 28. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Show Announced, MIRACULOUS LIVE! On Sale This Week at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

It's SPOTS-ON when Miraculous Live: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir leaps onto the stage of the State Theatre on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Tickets for this high-flying musical go on sale to State Theatre members at 10AM on Wednesday, September 19th and to the general public at 10AM on Friday, September 21st. (more...)

MIRACULOUS: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir To Come To Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir' is coming to Hershey Theatre on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - Sep 17, 2018

The power of the production lies in the layered, very human performances undergirding the beautifully emotive vocals. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square's Regional Premiere of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Grayson Smith Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, bring the multi-award winning story, originally produced at the Royal National Theatre in London, to the Mid-South. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE Interview: Matthew Morrison Will Bring Glee to Bay Area Cabaret; Recalls Weinstein Woes on Broadway
by Wayman Wong - Sep 17, 2018

Matthew Morrison couldn't be more 'Glee'-ful about launching Bay Area Cabaret's 15th Anniversary Season on Sept. 30 at the world-famous Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. 'I love places that have so much history,' says the Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee. Among the celebrated singers who've sung there: Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee and Tina Turner. And in 1961, Tony Bennett first performed 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' there, which is especially apt since the Fairmont sits high upon Nob Hill, 'where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.' (more...)

ECLIPSED Debuts In Las Vegas At The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

'ECLIPSED,' the colorful and fiery drama written by Danai Gurira (of The Walking Dead) & presented by Broadway in the H.O.O.D, settles in at the Troesh Theatre at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for four intimate, powerful and captivating performances taking place November 2-4, 2018. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company's Season Continues with AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Constellation Theatre Company continues its 2018/19 Season: Epic Love with Elton John and Tim Rice's epic musical Aida. Aida will perform from October 11 - November 18, 2018 at Source, at 1835 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At OKLAHOMA at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' production of Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production is directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at DCPA's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production will be directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut. Get a first look below! (more...)

Clocktower Players Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

You're stressed, I'm stressed, and who knows what scary news the future might bring. OK, everyone, time for a Fats Waller break. (more...)

Live At Zédel Announces Winter Season at Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Announced today, the Winter Season at Crazy Coqs, the stunning Art Deco gem at Brasserie Zedel in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, is packed with 110 shows that really do promise something for everyone. (more...)

Review Roundup: JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation that took Broadway and the world by storm, makes its Northeast premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse, on stage through October 28. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7. (more...)

Brief 9/11: Jennifer Simard Joins MEAN GIRLS, Ryan McCartan Joins WICKED, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories includes tons of new Broadway casting! Jennifer Simard will join the cast of Mean Girls, Ryan McCartan joins Wicked, and Rosemary Harris joins My Fair Lady, all tonight! (more...)

Cal Shakes Completes Season with Return of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the cast of the return engagement of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey, playing September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

Raena White To Make Broadway Debut As Matron "Mama" Morton in CHICAGO, Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, will welcome Raena White as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' in her Broadway debut starting Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).  (more...)

American Bard Theater Company Presents the NYC Premiere of YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

American Bard Theater Company presents the New York City premiere of You Wouldn't Expect, a play written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi examining the staggering truths about the coercive influence of the government-sponsored eugenics program and its direct focus on poverty and race. Cezar Williams directs a cast of eight, including Cherie Danielle, Adiagha Faizah, Carl Fisk, Erin Gilbreth*, Ross G. Hewitt, Malikha Mallette, Okema T Moore*, and Atiya Yanique Taylor. Fifteen performances will be staged at The Chain Theater, 312 West 36th Street in New York City, from September 19-October 7, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jerry Haines of THE WILD PARTY at Stagecrafters says It's Sexy Song & Dance Extravaganza!
by Katie Laban - Sep 1, 2018

The Wild Party is set to be a dazzling good time at Stagecrafters opening September 7th in Royal Oak. Set in the Roaring Twenties, it's the Jazz Age, prohibition is in full swing, postwar America is booming with an insatiable appetite for new fashions, fad appetite, vaudeville stars Queenie and her lover, Burrs, live a decadent life. In order to relieve their boredom, they decide to throw a party where everyone drinks and parties with abandon, and the two begin a dangerous flirting game, taunting each to the brink of violence. Pushed to limit, Burrs is close to losing control, and he has a gun. The Wild Party is dark, brilliant show with a thrilling, pitch-perfect score. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Jerry Haines, the director of The Wild Party, at Stagecrafters before it opens on September 7th in Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting for FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Final casting for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Fairview was announced today. Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed bySarah Benson, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, the world premiere production comes straight to Berkeley Rep from a critically acclaimed New York run. Previews begin on Thursday, October 4 with regular run of the show opening on Thursday, October 11 and continuing through Sunday, November 4. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Rehearsal Clips of Milwaukee Rep's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Check out rehearsal clips below! (more...)

Redhouse Will Open Season with STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Redhouse will kick off its season with Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, which runs from September 20-30, 2018 at its theater complex at City Center. (more...)

Debut of the Month: Welcome to Our World! Robby Clater Makes His Broadway Debut in PRETTY WOMAN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2018

Today Robby Clater speaks to BroadwayWorld about making his Broadway debut in a show which takes the true spirit of the iconic film PRETTY WOMAN and brings it to a whole new generation of theater-goers. (more...)

Joanna Ampil To Lead WAITRESS in the Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment announced at a press conference this morning that acclaimed international musical theater star Joanna Ampil will play Jenna in the hit Broadway musical WAITRESS, when it opens in Manila this November. (more...)

WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producer John Lant is pleased to announce another extension of the Off-Broadway premiere, and newest hit, WICKED FROZEN, the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses (with unexpected emotional bite), as it rocks out until the end of 2018, and is set to continue through the New Year. All Original songs with book and lyrics by Zoe Farmingdale and music and lyrics by Toby Singer. The production is directed and choreographed by Zoe Farmingdale. (more...)

IT CAME FROM BEYOND at Write Act Rep Extended Through Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the East Coast Off-Broadway premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND, a 1950's sci-fi, musical comedy with book by writer / producer Cornell Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer and directed by Jim Blanchette. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the production below as performers Jared Gertner and Sarah Litzsinger take over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on the show, twice! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of the Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson?
by Review Roundups - Aug 27, 2018

The pre-Broadway run of 'Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations' at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre officially opened on August 24 at 8 p.m. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the production today as performers Jared Gertner and Sarah Litzsinger take over our Instagram account today to show you what it takes to put on the show, twice! (more...)

Bank Holiday Bonanza Ticket Sale - Up To 50% Off!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Celebrate the long weekend with up to 50% off tickets for major West End shows in our BANK HOLIDAY BONANZA SALE. (more...)

Weathervane Playhouse Announce Its Exciting 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

In the theatre's earliest season announcement in recent memory, Weathervane Playhouse announces an exciting new season of 10 productions including such favorites as Bye Bye Birdie and Noises Off. The new season also includes the regional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the return of the beloved holiday favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, the heartfelt and funny Almost, Maine, the Tony - and Olivier Award-winning Dreamgirls, and our annual 8x10 TheatreFest. All shows will take place in our Founders Theater. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/24 - NEWSIES, FUN HOME, CHICAGO and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, FUN HOME, CHICAGO and More! (more...)

Jonathan Mousset Leads Ogunquit's Regional Premiere of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation makes its Northeast premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse, on stage September 5 through October 28. Jersey Boys takes audiences on an exhilarating journey behind the music of mega-stars Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.  (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for AIDA at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 22, 2018

This September, The Firehouse Theatre will present Elton John and Time Rice's AIDA, directed by Artistic Director, Derek Whitener. The heart wrenching pop-rock musical about an imprisoned Nubian princess will open on September 7th in the old Farmers Branch Firehouse, with performances running through September 23rd. Tickets range from $13-$25. (more...)

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