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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.



Cast Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The producers of 'MOTOWN THE MUSICAL' have announced the cast for the UK and Ireland tour. Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of 'Berry Gordy', Karis Anderson will play 'Diana Ross', Nathan Lewis will play 'Smokey Robinson' and Shak Gabbidon-Williams will play 'Marvin Gaye'. (more...)

Edward Baruwa. Karis Anderson, and More Will Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL At Edinburgh Playhouse - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The producers of "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL" have announced the cast for the UK and Ireland tour. Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of 'Berry Gordy', Karis Anderson will play 'Diana Ross', Nathan Lewis will play 'Smokey Robinson' and Shak Gabbidon-Williams will play 'Marvin Gaye'. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces New Weekend Cabaret Series And 'One Night Only' Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today announced two new music series as part of Skylight's commitment to the full spectrum of music theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2018

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Brief 9/21: PRETTY WOMAN Cast Recording, MISS SAIGON Tour Launch, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the cast recording of Pretty Woman is now available, the National Tour of Miss Saigon launches today, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2018
by - Sep 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Went BACK TO SCHOOL At Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

(mostly)Musicals unpacked their backpacks (and adjectives), took out their notebooks and #2 pencils, and went BACK TO SCHOOL (mostly)musicals style on Monday, 8.27.18 at Upstairs at Vitello's! (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS By Ed Dixon to Make World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Maplewood thespian turned producer has caught the bug! Late June, Gregory Omar Osborne produced a rousing production of Five Guys Named Moe. It was a successful first for Osborne, with ticket sales at 70% over a four show weekend. Less than six months after closing Five Guys Named Moe Osborne will present the world premiere of A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS written by Ed Dickson at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, December 20th - 23rd, 2018, in Maplewood, NJ. (more...)

American Blues Theater and Goodman Theatre Lead 50th Annual Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Jeff Awards celebrated their 50th anniversary on Monday, October 22,2018 during a spirited and nostalgic ceremony at Drury Lane Oakbrook. (more...)

VIDEO: Composer Scott Alan and Cast Talk THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

The Distance You Have Come follows the lives of six individuals who juggle the constant challenges of life, depression, heartache and love. Told through the music and lyrics of award-winning composer Scott Alan, this brand-new musical brings together a song cycle of his most acclaimed works for the first time, performed by some of the greatest generational voices in the West End. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

WINTER SHORTS 2018 - A Jolly Program Of New Short Plays That Celebrate The Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present WINTER SHORTS, America's Short Play Winter Festival. WINTER SHORTS, the festive version of City Theatre's renowned Summer Shorts: America's Short Play Festival, runs from December 6-23 in the Arsht Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), under the direction of City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford. (more...)

Selladoor Worldwide Presents Selladoor Creation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation - a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK's leading theatre producers. With this new company, Selladoor will continue to support diverse and challenging work from talented artists, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced For (mostly)musicals: HEADED FOR THE HOLIDAYS At Upstairs At Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Broadway's Clent Bowers (CATS, BIG) and EMOJILAND creators Laura Nicole Harrison and Keith Harrison will make their 1st (mostly)musicals appearances on 11.19.18 in HEADED FOR THE HOLIDAYS, the 30th edition of the popular cabaret series. Alli Miller (CHERRY POPPINS, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER), and Juan Lozano (2Cents Theatre, The Freedom Ledges) will also join the previously announced merry sleigh-full of performers! (more...)

(Mostly)musicals Is HEADED FOR THE HOLIDAYS At Upstairs At Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Make your list and check it twice, because we are HEADED FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Monday 11.19.18 at Upstairs at Vitello's! (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...)

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...)

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...)

Feinstein's At The Nikko Welcomes The Diamonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome famed rock 'n roll quartet, The Diamonds, for two performances only-Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Known for their spot-on four-part harmony and uncanny ability to entertain an audience, this evening will bring back great memories of that golden age of rock 'n roll. Tickets for The Diamonds range in price from $33.75-$65 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Texas State Launches Scholarship Fund to Honor the Late Trent Armand Kendall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

A crowdfunding campaign to create an endowed scholarship to honor the late Broadway actor Trent Armand Kendall has been launched by Kaitlin Hopkins the head of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University, and her husband and faculty member Jim Price, who were long time friends of Kendall and one-time cast mates with him on the hit musical Batboy. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Hal Linden, Ed Dixon & Mark Jacoby Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's GRUMPY OLD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage from August 8 to September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (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...)

London Cast Announced For THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Distance You Have Come follows the lives of six individuals who juggle the constant challenges of life, depression, heartache and love. Told through the music and lyrics of award-winning composer Scott Alan, this brand-new musical brings together a song cycle of his most acclaimed works for the first time, performed by some of the greatest generational voices in the West End. (more...)

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards. (more...)

Additional A+ Talent Added To Class Roster For (mostly)musicals' BACK TO SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Sharon McNight (Tony nominee: STARMITES), Nayo Wallace (B'way: THE LION KING), Brett Ryback (MURDER FOR TWO in NYC and LA), and Brittney Bertier (Norma Jeane in MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL) join the class of (mostly)musicals #29: BACK TO SCHOOL on Monday, 8.27.18. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Now Accepting Applications For Musical Theater Composition Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Now entering its 56th season, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is launching a Musical Theater Composition (MTC) program, to be led by newly-appointed director Anna K. Jacobs. In a partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts, this new program aims to diversify the world of musical theater by creating opportunities for young composers to have their compositions workshopped and performed by both peers and professionals. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN Opens at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The show runs August 1 through August 22 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. (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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