Evita on Tour

Rex Smith, Alison Arngrim, Paul Kreppel and More Head to Sharon Playhouse for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Sharon Playhousein Sharon, CT under the new management team of Artistic Director Alan M-L Wager and Managing Director Robert Levinstein, announced today the complete casting and creative teams for its 2018 mainstage summer season. (more...)

The Rep Secures $20,000 Grant From PNC Foundation For Its Semi-Annual Theatre Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, to support its semi-annual exhibition of the very best in local theatre. (more...)

Fred Johanson and Julian Capolei Join the Cast of Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

As it prepares to celebrate its second birthday in the West End, Disney's Aladdin announces today that fourteen new cast members will be joining the company. Matthew Croke will continue to star in the title role, having joined the company in June 2017, opposite original London cast members Jade Ewen (Jasmine) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie). New cast members include Fred Johanson as Jafar and Julian Capolei as Omar. Original cast member Jermaine Woods will play Iago, having previously covered the role. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with SWEET CHARITY at The Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

SWEET CHARITY is returning to NYC this June at The Baruch Performing Arts Center! SWEET CHARITY is produced by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2018 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsals at Ripley Grier Studios.  (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others. (more...)

Freeform Releases its New Lineup of TV and Movie Offerings for June 2018
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2018

Freeform announces its programming schedule for June 2018, which includes two series premieres, two season premieres, an epic three-night finale, the broadcast debut of ¬ďiHeartRadio's Wango Tango¬Ē and offerings of fan-favorite movies. (more...)

Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers to Star in RAIN MAN By Dan Gordon
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) stars as Raymond Babbit opposite Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall) as Charlie Babbit. RAIN MAN opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on 21 August, before embarking on a UK tour to Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brighton, Guildford, Leeds, Richmond, Derby and Northampton. Further dates and casting to be announced in due course. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chuck Lambert & Sophie Stromberg of INTO THE WOODS at Gettysburg Community Theatre.
by Rich Mehrenberg - May 24, 2018

Sometimes we can't get caught up in what we don't have, we must value what we do have. I think this perspective is like the message of 'Into the Woods'. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 24, 2018

Fans of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their Miami Sound Machine are in for a treat with the touring version of their musical 'On Your Feet!' now playing through Sunday as Starlight Theatre in Swope Park.  'On Your Feet' kicks off Starlight's 2018 summer Broadway season. (more...)

The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Seventh Sense presents a stunning collection of some of the greatest stars of musical theatre celebrating the very best of the West End with classic songs (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Hal Prince and Jason Robert Brown to Celebrate PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM. PRINCE OF BROADWAY is a musical celebration of director and producer Hal Prince. Mr. Prince will appear at the event in conversation with three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale at Riverside Theatre for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Beginning Monday, June 4th at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2018-2019 Season will go on sale. Building on the incredible success of last season's productions with sold out performances of Gypsy, Million Dollar Quartet and Mamma Mia, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

CHESS Enters Final Two Weeks at the Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The epic musical love story CHESS starring Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Cedric Neal as The Arbiter, Tim Howar asFreddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Phillip Browne as Molokov has just two weeks remaining of its limited West End season which must end on 2 June 2018. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Comes to Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chaos reigns supreme in this hilarious reinvention of the classic American family drama. When Isaac returns home from Afghanistan to help take care of his ailing father, he discovers a household in revolt. His mother, Paige, has been liberated from an oppressive marriage, and with the help of her newly "out" transgender teen is passionately dismantling the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's shocking and subversive comedy, even the most radical changes can't always free you from the past. (more...)

Cast Announced For Long Wharf Theatre's Performance Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

???????GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office, www.longwharf.org, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Queen Bey Meets Chekhov In The NYC Premiere Of Eliza Bent's THE BEYONCE
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, in association with Weber State University, is thrilled to present THE BEYONCE, written by Eliza Bent and directed by Stephen Kaliski. THE BEYONCE begins performances on Friday, July 27 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 18. Press Opening is Tuesday, July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to make Encore appearance at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

The GreenRoom 42, Broadway's Cabaret for a New Millennium, presents Christina DeCicco on May 10, 2018. (more...)

BWW San Antonio: 25 High School Students Enter Final Rehearsal for Joci Awards Scholarship Competition on May 20
by Kathy Strain - May 17, 2018

With the school year wrapping up around San Antonio and surrounding areas, many students are looking forward to lazy days by the pool, sleeping late and just being free from the busy school year. However, there are a group of 25 students who have been working tirelessly to succeed and be the best they can as they prepare to participate in the Joci Awards Scholarship Competition on May 20, 2018 at the Empire Theatre in San Antonio. Final rehearsals take place on Saturday and Sunday for the amazingly talented student finalists from Donna, Seguin and San Antonio High Schools. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

Casting announced for NOTHING LIKE A DAME A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) is pleased to announce the casting of NOTHING LIKE A DAME: A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies at the Aronoff Center's intimate Fifth-Third Bank Theater on June 8-9 and 15-16 (see detailed schedule below). CMT has attracted some of the area's top local talent and theatre veterans - many of whom have performed in past CMT productions - for its second cabaret production through a new partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association. (more...)

BWW Interview: Camille Metoyer Moten: A Triumph!
by Christine Swerczek - May 16, 2018

Omaha, Nebraska is teeming with talent. And once in awhile you come across a person who is more than a performer in the spotlight; she is a light. Camille Metoyer Moten is a singer, actress, author, and inspirational human being. She will appear in her own show at the Omaha Community Playhouse on June 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm and on June 10 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Caps Richmond Triangle Players' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Richmond Triangle Players concludes its 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most acclaimed musicals of the 20th century, A Chorus Line. This landmark work, with a cast comprised of performers from up and down the East Coast, opens Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm, following a two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday June 6 and 7 at 8 pm.  (more...)

Way Off Broadway Concludes Season with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will bring its 2018 Mega-Mini Season to a close this summer with an extended run of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the international family favorite musical adapted for the stage from the 1991 animated movie. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 16, 2018

Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva's journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Finally Becomes the Room Where HAMILTON Happens
by Michael Quintos - May 15, 2018

For three years, I have obsessed over the Original Broadway Cast Album of Lin-Manuel Miranda's ingeniously constructed, powerfully-rendered musical masterpiece HAMILTON, mostly because it just wasn't possible for me to see the show at its home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Fast forward to Fall of 2017 and the show finally makes its long stop in Los Angeles. I snagged a ticket and it was transcendent. Fast forward again to now May 2018, and the show's second national tour has finally arrived in my back yard at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a three-week run through May 27. This production not only successfully reignited my love for this show, but it has also promptly solidified it as, in my humble opinion, one of the best musicals of all time. Apart from being one of the most undeniably creative stage shows ever produced for the American theater, HAMILTON is also one of the most deeply moving and shrewdly intelligent stage musicals I have ever experienced---made even better thanks to an insanely talented ensemble cast that raps, sings, and acts their way into this gripping, very American story. All that hype? Completely justified. (more...)

BWW Review: Brechtian Affection - EVITA at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
by Clement Lee - May 15, 2018

Hal Prince really loves Brecht. This is my first initial reaction after seeing Evita, the revival of Mr Prince's original West End and Broadway production of the musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, now running in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Acamedy of Performing Arts for its international tour with a brand new cast (more...)

FROZEN To Launch National Tour At Hollywood Pantages Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

FROZEN, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will launch a North American tour in the Fall of 2019 and will officially open at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles during the 2019-20 season. (more...)

NYC High Schoolers Get Acknowledged as Roger Rees Awards Announces 2017-18 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Broadway Education Alliance just announced that The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Pearl Studios in Manhattan. This program is open to high schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Orange and Rockland Counties, and Westchester. To be eligible, high schools must present an officially licensed production of a Broadway musical during the 2017- 2018 academic year. The Roger Rees Awards has accepted 29 schools, whose students will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress. Winners of the Roger Rees Award will represent the Greater New York region at The Broadway League Foundation's Jimmy¬ģ Awards (also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards) in June. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2018

BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER is an amazing tribute to classic Stevie Wonder songs done in new styles by talented Broadway stars, backed by an incredible band. (more...)

Sun And Moon Entertainments Announces The Second Performance Of Show Tunes Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Sun and Moon Entertainments announces the second performance of Show Tunes: A Musical Concert, featuring musicians and actors currently active in New York and Tokyo, in an impressive collection of popular musical scores. The event will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, July 29, 2018. (more...)

Shakespeare In The Squares Announces Full Casting For AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2018 production of As You Like It, touring to London's squares and parks from 20 June to 13 July. Tatty Hennessy directs Jack Brett (Orlando), Comfort Fabian (Celia), Jodie Jacobs (Audrey/Adam), Sian Martin (Jaques), Katharine Moraz (Rosalind), Stanton Plummer Cambridge (Oliver/Corin), Julia Righton (Duchess Senior/ Duchess Frederick), Sydney K. Smith (Touchstone) Emmy Stonelake (Phoebe/Amiens) and Lamin Touray (Charles/Silvius). (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 2- Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets the Tony Tribute Treatment
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018

On day two, we celebrate another of this year's lifetime achievement honorees, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber! (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 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 close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel, Best Direction and Best Scenic Design presented by SPL for the seventh annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The nominees (12 young actors and 12 young actresses), selected after evaluating 80 productions across the state of Illinois, have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30PM and hosted by NBC 5 entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter. Sponsored by NBC 5, the Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. (more...)

Vibrant New Musical Theatre Academy LAMTA at To Open in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) is a full-time tertiary Academy for the Performing Arts and is especially geared for training triple-threat performers for a career in Musical Theatre. The school will open its doors to its first intake of students in January 2019. (more...)

The Prince Edward Is First Theatre In The West End To Receive A National Autistic Society Award
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Disney's hit musical Aladdin announces that the Prince Edward Theatre, which is owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, is the first theatre in the West End to receive an award from The National Autistic Society celebrating its achievements in welcoming autistic guests and their families through training, staff awareness and initiatives such as the hit show's Autism-Friendly Performances. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Celebrates Cast Album Release With 'Let It Go' Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

To celebrate the debut of the Frozen Original Broadway Cast Recording, the show has just released a brand new, behind-the-scenes music video of its best known song and Act I closer, "Let It Go." This is the first time that the Broadway version of the song, and Caissie Levy's (Elsa) thrilling vocal performance, have been heard outside of the St. James Theatre. The video takes the viewer into the recording studio with Levy and into the backstage and onstage worlds of the cast of the Broadway production of Frozen. "Let It Go" won the Academy Award¬ģ in 2014 for Best Original Song. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Cast Announced for Boston Tour Stop of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Casting for the upcoming Boston engagement of the long-awaited hit Broadway musical, Disney's Aladdin has been announced. Performances at the Boston Opera House play July 5 - August 5, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Merrily We Roll Along makes it's Cape Cod premiere at Cape Rep Theatre. Following three best friends over the 20-year span of their artistic careers, Sondheim's brilliant score includes, "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends" and "Good Thing Going." As the trio of creatives, Cape Rep favorites Jared Hagan, Trish LaRose and Adam Berry will bring their real-life friendship to the stage, and the drive and wit of the story to life. (more...)

Charles Strouse To Sign Memoir At UNSUNG STROUSE At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of trunk songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage, including numbers from the never-completed Star Wars musical. The legendary songwriter will sign copies of his celebrated memoir, Put On A Happy Face, after the performance. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Storyhouse Celebrates Over One Million Visits In Its First Year
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Storyhouse will mark its triumphant first year with a day of celebrating with the community on Friday 11 May. (more...)

KING THE MUSICAL in Concert Comes to London
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

This year marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith's acclaimed musical KING. Hackney Empire, in co-production with London Musical Theatre Orchestra, presents a special concert version for two performances only. (more...)

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Doug Plaut Cast in Upcoming Film Adaptation of Tim Realbuto's YES
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018

Doug Plaut, most known for his work as Terry on the Emmy nominated Netflix series 'UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT', is the latest actor to be cast alongside 'MODERN FAMILY' star Nolan Gould and New York stage actor Tim Realbuto in the film version of YES, based on Realbuto's Off-Broadway play.  (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of West Side Story on Friday June 22, 2018 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through July 29, 2018.  Previews will be on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, 2018. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, this classic musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet is set against the backdrop of New York's Hell's Kitchen in the 1950's. (more...)

More Casting Announced for HEATHERS at The Other Palace
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2018

Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer, are the most popular girls in school: Jodie Steele (Chandler), Sophie Isaacs (McNamara) and T'Shan Williams (Duke) ¬Ė The Heathers, with Jamie Muscato playing the mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean (JD). (more...)

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