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Five Guys Named Moe uses the music of Louis Jordan and other r&b/blues/jazz artists from the 1940s-1950s. Jordan, known as "The King of the Jukebox," was one of music's first crossover artists, topping both the R&B and mainstream pop charts numerous times throughout his career. Jordan is also known for pioneering "jump blues," a mix of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie music.



A West End Christmas Will Raise Money for Charity December 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The Make A Difference Trust announces its 14th annual A West End Christmas which will take place at St Paul's Church Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd December at 7.30pm. The evening will be hosted by Christopher Biggins, who will be joined by the lovely Lesley Joseph. (more...)

The Make A Difference Trust presents 14th Annual A WEST END CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The Make A Difference Trust is delighted to announce its 14th annual A West End Christmas which will take place at St Paul's Church Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd December at 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals: No Place Like HOME at Upstairs At Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

(mostly)musicals welcomed a full house of patrons and performers HOME to Upstairs at Vitello's on Monday, November 6, 2017 for their 26th edition, *no place like HOME*, a night of songs about the places we come from - and finding the places we belong. Scroll down for photos of the cast in performance! (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...)

106 MADD College Students To Grace The Nottingham Playhouse Stage This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama is proudly based in Nottingham and is one of the UK's leading professional musical theatre colleges training young people to take their places on the world stage. (more...)

RENEW YA HALLELUJAH By Teddy Hayes Is Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

???????Mostly Musicals Ltd presents the reimagined musical Renew Ya Hallelujah by Teddy Hayes from Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm at Theatro Technis Theatre in Camden, London. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2018-2019 Season Of Beauty
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continuously-operating professional theatre, proudly announces its dynamic 2018-2019 Season of Beauty, which includes: The Book of Will, America's most-produced living playwright and Georgia native Lauren Gunderson's love letter to theatre's timeless superstar, Will Shakespeare; The Royale, Marco Ramirez's stylized, blazingly theatrical look at the high stakes, segregated world of boxing at the turn of the twentieth century based on the true story of fighter Jack Johnson; the return of our sparkling holiday smash hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, a humorous tale of character over class in the British mining community and high society art circles set between the World Wars; I Love to Eat, Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still's salty culinary voyage around the world of love, life, and comfort food starring Atlanta stage vet William S. Murphey as celebrity chef James Beard; Five Guys Named Moe, an exuberant musical overflowing with hit songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan; the return of our Unexpected Play Festival; and a jazz concert series from renowned trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden with special guest singers. Our 2018-2019 Season of Beauty, featuring five plays, one musical, and special events, offers something for everyone. (more...)

HAMILTON Breaks Olivier Nomination Record; Audra McDonald, Andrew Garfield, and More Nominated; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Today, Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard, UK's most prestigious stage honours. The 2018 awards are set to be an exciting occasion with original new work dominating the categories and a significant number of artists receiving their first ever Olivier nominations. Catherine Tate will host the Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April and they will be broadcast to the UK and worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. (more...)

Broadway's Marybeth Abel & Christy Ney Will Hold Stage Management Workshop In June!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Broadway Basics is recruiting high school and college students and young professionals for their Stage Management Workshop- a two day intensive June 4-5, 2018 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! To enroll, visit www.broadwaybasics.com or contact: broadwaybasics@gmail.com (more...)

Watch More ROAD TO THE OLIVIERS Videos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard is running Road to the Oliviers, an unprecedented new four-part series celebrating this year's nominations. Watch the videos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

See photos from inside the the World Premiere of 'AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL'. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces PETER PAN Cast Including Fiston Barek & Dennis Herdman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

With British Summer Time (BST) starting this weekend, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced casting for Peter Pan (17 May - 15 June), which launches the 2018 summer season in the final year of the First World War Centenary Commemorations. Fiston Barek takes the title role of Peter Pan and Dennis Herdman plays the role of Captain Hook. (more...)

Tony Nominated FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE To Open at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Saxophonist Louis Jordan created a new slant on jazz in the 1940's that paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Nominated for a 1992 Best Musical Tony® Award and winner of the 1991 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, Five Guys Named Moe brings Jordan's music to life through the eyes of main character, Nomax. Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money, finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe emerging from his radio to comfort him. The result as two hours of lively, funky music that the LA Times called, "one of the more entertaining experiences available to humanity." Five Guys Named Moe opens April 4, 2018 at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining and runs through May 6. (more...)

Midlands Academy Of Dance & Drama's BOYS ONLY WORKSHOP DAY Welcomes West End Choreographer & Director Andrew Wright To Teacher Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

???????Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD to its friends) is one of the UK's leading professional musical theatre colleges and is pleased to announce details of its very first 'Boys Only Workshop Day' on Saturday 24 March 2018. (more...)

ABYSSINIA: ETHIOPIAN DREAMS Makes London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and as seen on ITV's Royal Variety Performance, Circus Abyssinia makes its London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only. As circus marks its 250th anniversary this year, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams is a jubilant celebration of circus itself that will mesmerise audiences of all ages through the sheer infectious energy and spirit which fly from its cast. (more...)

Broadway and New York City Nightlife Renaissance Man Trent Armand Kendall Passes Away at 51
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2018

Trent Armand Kendall enjoyed a long and thriving career as writer/producer, actor, front man, international headliner, recording artist and radio host. HIs Broadway credits included The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hair, Into the Woods, and the Actors Fund concert of Chess. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for New Jersey (more...)

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 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 reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse Unveils Autumn Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE has unveiled its autumn and winter season for 2018, following rave reviews for its spring and summer line-up. (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Casting For The UK Premiere Of Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

With the UK premiere of The Gronholm Method running at the Menier, Travesties running on Broadway and The Color Purple on tour in the US, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the cast for UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton: An American Parody which opens at the theatre on 24 July, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September. Alessandrini directs Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley. The production renews Alessandrini's collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Canterbury Welcomes A New Musical Version Of A Much-Loved 80s Film This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

CANTERBURY welcomes a new musical version of a much-loved 80s film this summer. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig Adapts Treasure Island For Haymarket Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first production from Leicester's newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents SOUL TO SOUL For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally-captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history takes the stage this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), this annual concert will play on Monday, January 15, 2pm, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC. (more...)

Ray Shell, Original Rusty Of STARLIGHT EXPRESS Celebrates NYC Homecoming in One-Man Show at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell comes home with the premiere of Ray Shell: Phoenix. Directed by Michael Boyd, this intimate evening of music celebrates Ray's resurrection in New York after more than 30 years on West End stages, including his breakthrough as Rusty in the original London cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, plus starring roles in Five Guys Named Moe, Blues in the Night, The Bodyguard, The Lion King, among several productions. Cathy Porter and Amille Harris aka Street Angels NYC accompany Ray on background vocals. (more...)

Union Celebrates Black History with James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union will be hosting their 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 24th with a staged reading of the acclaimed play The Amen Corner by James Baldwin. The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Central Five- Jefferson School on Hilton Ave in Vauxhall. (more...)

HAMILTON, FUN HOME, BRIGHT STAR Earn Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominations For Achievements During 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2017 (Dec. 1, 2016 Nov. 30, 2017). (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE WINTER/SPRING PREVIEW at Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 11, 2018

A sneak peek at the next 6 months of Midlands theatre! (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Feb 8, 2018

The Midlands get busy this weekend, and Broadway rolls through Columbia! (more...)

WhatsOnStage Awards Winners: David Tennant, THE FERRYMAN, EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2018

The 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards ceremony is being held tonight at London's Prince of Wales Theatre. We'll be updating the list below as the winners are announced live, so keep checking back! (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifiki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian Macintosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. The production will open at Curve on Friday 6 April 2018 with a national press night on Thursday 19 April before playing at theatres across the UK and Ireland until 15 September 2018. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 Season line-up of "firsts" -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  "We are thrilled to announce this exciting season of well-known and well-loved shows that have not been produced by Skylight before," said Jivoff. "These are blockbuster titles that perfectly capture Skylight's mission of presenting the full spectrum of music theatre, from musicals to revues to classical repertoire. Each show is joyful and exuberant in its own way and highlights our dedication to producing inventive and theatrical musical storytelling." (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup - Feb 18, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Feb 15, 2018

Five Guys Named Moe say goodbye, ALICE keeps wondering, PROOF opens in Newberry, and HT@MTC shows off what it's been cooking in its performance incubator! (more...)

BWW Feature: NEPTUNE THEATRE Announces 2018-19 Season
by Chelsey Robichaud - Feb 14, 2018

Artistic Director, Jeremy Webb, announces a diverse season of love and Canadian theatre (more...)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

The Soraya Celebrates Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts  (The Soraya) celebrates Black History Month this February with a 2018 Winter/Spring season of African American performers from dance to opera to jazz including the debut of The Soraya's new jazz club format. (more...)

Luna Stage to Host Inaugural SoloFest This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Luna Stage has announced SoloFest 2017, opening December 8th and continuing through December 17th. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

At a ceremony held today at London's Caf de Paris, Aladdin's Trevor Dion Nicholas announced the nominees for the 18th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage which closes 31 January, with the winners announced at the annual Awards ceremony held on 25 February 2018 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 8, 2018

'Beware.Brother.Beware' Five Guys Named Moe is in Jacksonville! The Tony Nominated show based on music by Louis Jordan follows Nomax, played by Jereme Raickett, who has stumbled upon hard times. Suddenly, Five Guys Named Moe appear to show him the error of his ways. The live music, the talent, the humor made this show such a great experience, not to mention the numerous moments of interaction between the actors and the audience. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2018 - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2018

We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE throughout this evening's Olivier Awards from London's Royal Albert Hall - winners are indicated IN BOLD! (more...)

Billy Porter and Victoria Livengood To Receive Honorary Doctorates At Boston Conservatory At Berklee
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present honorary doctorates to opera superstar Victoria Livengood (M.M. '85, voice) and Tony Award-winning performer Billy Porter at the Conservatory's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at the Berklee Performance Center. Both artists will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2018 at the ceremony. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Images have been released offering a first look at the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman, which plays at Manchester's Opera House from Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August as part of its UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

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