Evita on Tour


BWW Interview: Cara Clase of EVITA at PRiMA Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Sep 9, 2017

For two weeks only, now through September 16th, PRiMA Theatre will present Evita at The Cultural Center Theater at Willow Valley Communities, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (more...)

New ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE Cast Album Coming September 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

A new cast album of Chip Deffaa's long-running Off-Broadway show, 'One Night with Fanny Brice,' starring Mary Cantoni Johnson, will be released on September 24th. The album will be launched on at the venerable 13th Street Repertory Theater--which will be celebrating 'Mary Cantoni Johnson Day'-- and will be available for sale from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc. (more...)

Natasha Hamilton and Kevin Kennedy Join FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled.  (more...)

Hal Prince to Chat, Sign New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary producer and director Harold Prince to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, Sense of Occasion, on Tuesday, September 12th at 4:00pm. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory Lopez
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 8, 2017

In his second stop at St. Paul's Ordway Center, Justin Gregory Lopez plays Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS and in this interview, gives us fans a fun story about his early association with Lin-Manuel Miranda, his candid thoughts on living in Manhattan and respect for TC theatre. (more...)

Hal Prince Set for Post-Show Talks at PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced post-show conversations following select performances of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Help Celebrities Master Musical Talents on ITV This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

West End legend Michael Crawford will guide seven well known celebrities through an all singing, all dancing musical theatre extravaganza, coming to ITV this Christmas. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Unforgettable New Season Announced at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome has today released full details of unforgettable shows, festivals and free events taking place across its stages and surrounding streets into 2018. (more...)

The Grand Theatre Announces EVITA as 2017 High School Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Grand High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, returns with the blockbuster musical, Evita.  This limited two-week engagement begins in previews on September 19, opens September 22, and runs thru September 30 on the Spriet Stage.  (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Opens Applications for 2018 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to invite high schools across the State of Illinois to participate in the Seventh Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrate excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

Martha Wilkinson and Rachel Potter Star in Chaffin's Barn's MAMMA MIA!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Here's an oft-proven truism, if not a fact, about theater in Nashville: If Martha Wilkinson is the star of a particular show - any show, whether it's Noises Off, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act (well, you get my drift) - you can rest assured that she will (A) play the role to the hilt, (B) knock your socks off with her timing and delivery and (C) you'll believe that, no matter how many times you've seen a show, any show, it was as if you were seeing it for the first time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Just 17 Inspiring Photos of Hal Prince with His Glasses on His Head
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 6, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre. As an acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, Hal has certainly earned his place in the pantheon of Broadway greats and then some. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

Antonio Banderas to Star as Pablo Picasso in GENIUS Season Two
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

As National Geographic heads into this year's Emmys with 10 nominations for the first season of GENIUS, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Antonio Banderas ('Evita,' 'The Mask of Zorro,' 'The 33') has been cast as Pablo Picasso in season two (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces the Cast of THE LEARNED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces cast for upcoming production of Freyda Thomas' hilarious contemporary re-imagining of Moliere's penultimate play The Learned Ladies. Presented in the Lackland Performing Arts Center the production will run from October 6 through October 22 in the over 500 seat state of the art Sitnik Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale today, Sept. 21. For tickets and more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

West End Revival of EVITA to Close Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to catch the West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece, Evita, the story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extreme political unrest. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

Teens from Broadway and The West End Sign On for #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Kara Oates, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, and Lucy-Mae Beacock have all signed-on to perform in #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens, on October 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan's Theater District. (more...)

San Diego REP to Stage Dark Comedy HAND TO GOD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the third production of its 42nd season, 'Hand to God.' (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Flies to The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Seattle at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday October 29. T (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A CHORUS LINE, GUYS AND DOLLS, CHICAGO and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and leads in productions at top U.S. regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and North Shore Music Theater in the New York metro area, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Adams has also been active in film and television work, with roles in the films SEX AND THE CITY 2, and AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, and the TV series SMASH, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and THE GUIDING LIGHT. The festivities will take place in The Broadway, the 85-seat venue at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for the benefit at $75, and include reserved center-section seating for the 7:15 pm performance. General Admission tickets are $50 and include the performance and a post-show dessert reception.SELECT tickets are also available for a $1,000.00, which includes 2 VIP tickets and admission for two to a show rehearsal with Nick the night before the benefit. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Tori Scott to Return to London with VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Tori Scott returns to London with her brand new Christmas show 'Vodka is the Reason for the Season' as part of the Live at Zedel winter season. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 19- Happy Birthday, Ramin Karimloo!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2017

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Ramin Karimloo, who can currently be seen on Broadway as Gleb in the hit musical Anastasia. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 19th, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More! (more...)

BRING BACK BIRDIE's Cleve Asbury Returns for One Night Only Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series is pleased to present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Take It or Leave It, But Don't Try to Change It
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 17, 2017

When was the last time you rented a car? Did Hertz immediately swap keys for your credit card, no questions asked? I doubt it. Instead, I bet you had to first initial and sign a substantial amount of paperwork. (more...)

Mill Mountain Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 14, 2017

Hundreds gathered in Mill Mountain Theatre's Trinkle Mainstage on September 14th to hear the fun and exciting news: Mill Mountain Theatre's 2018 Season Announcement. Their upcoming season will consist of four main stage musicals on the Trinkle, four shows for Young Audiences , three productions in the Waldron Fringe Series, two concerts in their Music Series, and a special family event. A brilliant balance of shows that all will enjoy. (more...)

Madalena Alberto to Perform Concert at New Pizza Express Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

West End leading lady Madalena Alberto will perform in the new concert series Pizza Express Live! in Holborn on Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8pm. (more...)

It's Coronation Day! Disney's FROZEN Pre-Broadway Engagement Opens Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

It's coronation day! Tonight is opening night for Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement, playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Anna O'Byrne to Star in the First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Acclaimed Australian musical theatre star, Anna O'Byrne, will take the role of Laura Fairlie in the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical, The Woman in White. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Defends EVITA Casting, Despite Accusations of Whitewashing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will soon present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical, Evita. Now the theatre is under fire for casting a predominantly white company to portray the Argentinian characters- led by Briana Carlson-Goodman as Eva, Constantine Maroulis as Che, John Cudia as Peron and Nick Adams as Magaldi. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Closes EVITA Early, Will Offer Free Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

PRiMA Theatre Executive Producer Mitch Nugent released the following statement today regarding the early closing of the company's production of Evita. (more...)

BWW AUDIO: Paloma San Basilio - 'Sin Hablar' (SUNSET BOULEVARD)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 13, 2017

Escucha en primicia la version en castellano de 'With One Look', llamada 'Sin Hablar' interpretada por Paloma San Basilio que sera Norma Desmond en SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

New Musical STRANGE LADIES Opens 10/14 at Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Central Works 2017 season concludes this Fall with Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff opening with a press night on Saturday October 14 running through November 12 (previews Oct 12 & 13) at the renowned Berkeley City Club. Strange Ladies is a Central Works Method Musical inspired by the Suffrage movement. The production is told with music of the period under the musical direction of Milissa Carey. 1917: a diverse group of Suffragists are fighting to gain the vote for women as the US entered World War I. Torn between loyalty to their political cause and loyalty to the war effort, these women each struggle to make difficult choices in a time of tremendous social upheaval. The personal pits each against the political in Strange Ladies. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 12, 2017

True, it's only Tuesday, but today's early-in-the-week edition of Friday 5 (+1) is so packed with interesting information and reasons for you to make reservations to see Million Dollar Quartet at Arts Center of Cannon County, we just couldn't control ourselves! And we're guessing you'll need the extra time to secure your tickets to see what director Darryl Deason promises will be one of the best shows of the year. May we suggest, therefore, that you read on in anticipation of Friday's opening night performance (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/5/2017 - 9/12/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/5/2017 - 9/12/2017. (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Full Cast and First Look at FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call. (more...)

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