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Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St.

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Antoine L. Smith of DCPA's OKLAHOMA! Will Takeover BWW Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Sep 28, 2018

Go behind the scenes with Antoine L. Smith of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts's Oklahoma! tomorrow, September 29th as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram! Smith will show followers what a two show day is like.' Smith stars as 'Curly' in the production. (more...)

Theatre Arlington Presents its 45th Annual Stony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Theatre Arlington held its 45th Annual Stony Awards at 6:30pm on Sunday, September 24th, 2018, honoring actors, designers, directors, volunteers and community partners for excellence in the productions during the 2017-2018 45th anniversary season. Guests gathered at the theater for drinks before the show and were then treated to a fun, light-hearted show with Interim Executive Producer, Steven D. Morris serving as the Master of Ceremonies and Don Powers on the piano, with entertainment by some of Theatre Arlington's favorite performers: Nik Blocker, Dawn Prejean, Tevin Cates, Donovan Lawson, Emily-Kate Ivey, Daniel Hernandez and Ashlyn Nichols. Plus, an unexpected surprise visit by Spiderman! Afterwards, all gathered in the lobby for more celebrating with drinks and a reception, sponsored in part by Cooper Street Bakery. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dims Lights in Memory of the Late Craig Zadan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, the lights of Broadway dimmed last night, September 25, in memory of the late Craig Zadan.  (more...)

The Modern Movie Musical- Rotten or Fresh?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Ever since Chicago hit the big screen in 2002, Hollywood has re-embraced the movie musical. On October 5, a new title joins the genre when A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is released. At least for now, the film is Certified Fresh, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95%, but will it hold up? (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Craig Zadan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Award-winning producer, Craig Zadan, best known for his work on musicals of stage and screen (helping bring both back to the mainstream), has passed away at age 69. (more...)

The Highwood Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season, Betrayal: The Truth Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The Highwood Theatre has announced Betrayal: The Truth Revealed, their 16th Season of innovative, inclusive productions in downtown Silver Spring. At a time where facts are continually brought into question and the search for truth has grown more pressing, this season's selection of shows furthers this conversation of 'truth' and how we view ourselves in relation to others. (more...)

GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Gets Back Together At Broadway Sessions This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, the much-applauded British production of Operation Crucible premieres in New York City at The Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, October 31, 2018 and running through December 23, 2018 at Tues-Sat - 8pm; Sat & Sun 2:30pm and 7pm. (more...)

Topher Grace and Kenny Loggins Honored at San Diego International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, announced today that they will honor Topher Grace, from Spike Lee's Awards-contender “BlacKkKlansman,” with the Cinema Vanguard Award, while Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will also receive this year's inaugural Music Icon Award. The awards will be presented October 11th at The Night of the Stars Tribute at the Pendry San Diego in Downtown San Diego, CA.   (more...)

Bird College - Dance, Music And Theatre Performance Announces Gary Avis As The College's New Patron
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance today announces that Gary Avis MBE will join the College as a new patron, working alongside existing patrons Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Lara Pulver, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBEMVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors for the College. (more...)

MEDICINE THE MUSICAL Will Make Its World Premiere This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

MEDICINE THE MUSICAL, a new musical written by Michael Ehrenreich and directed by Joey Murray, will be making its world premiere in a limited engagement run on Saturday, November 3rd thru Sunday, November 18th at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Ave), in the Mainstage Theater. The production features original music with lyrics and composition by Mr. Ehrenreich with musical direction by Nick Wilders. www.medicinethemusical.com (more...)

Cast Revealed For David Kramer's LANGARM At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Fugard Theatre announces its cast for LANGARM, the much-anticipated new musical by award-winning, South African legend David Kramer.The actors in the leading roles are Rushney Ferguson, Cameron Botha, Kim Louis, Oscar Petersen, Pierre Nelson and Julio Jantjies. LANGARM will be presented at The Fugard Theatre for the festive season from 20 November and early bird tickets are already flying! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

International Stage Stars Storm North America in The Choir of Man U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Known across the globe as 'the ultimate-feel good show,' THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It's a party. It's a concert. It's a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything - pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock - all to roof-raising heights. It's the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a show you'll ever attend! (more...)

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

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

DESPERATE MEASURES Cast Heads To Broadway Sessions This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night,  Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of Desperate Measures and more (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Wins Pair Of Top Acting Honors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

ShowKids Invitational Theatre had a pair of award winners at the 2018 NJACT Perry Awards Sunday night at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway. Cast members Natalie Mehl and Jonah Lione both earned best acting honors for their magical performances as Mary and Bert in SKIT's production of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the TWELVE ANGRY MEN All-Female Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house. (more...)

Non-Stop Entertainment Coming Up At The Black Box This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

THE BLACK BOX, an exciting theater, concert, and event venue provides Franklin and surrounding towns with non-stop entertainment.  In the next few weeks alone, audiences can experience everything from fantastic local bands to Broadway stars. (more...)

FAME THE MUSICAL Announces 2019 West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Fame the Musical, currently on an extensive and critically- acclaimed UK tour celebrating 30 years since the original Miami production, announce a West End transfer to the Peacock Theatre 11 Sep - 19 Oct 2019. (more...)

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

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

GETTING TO KNOW...FOOTLOOSE Is Now Available For Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2018

Footloose has joined Rodgers and Hammerstein's Getting To Know collection of musicals! (more...)

Ego Actus Presents GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Ego Actus presents Give 'em Hell, Harry! J. Dolan Byrnes in a Joan Kane production of Samuel Gallu's rousing one-man show about the little president that could! (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale For The 2018 DSM Gala Concert Finale, Featuring Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Shoshana Bean And More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Mark your calendars! Individual, performance-only tickets for Dallas Summer Musicals' (DSM) An Evening with the Best of Broadway, the highly anticipated concert finale to the 2018 DSM Gala, are now available for purchase. (more...)

Full On EEEEEATSCON: The Infatuation Announces What's to Discover at New York City's New Kind of Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ The Infatuation is proud to announce the line-up and slate of events for New York's first EEEEEATSCON festival. Following two successful turns in Los Angeles, the popular single day food festival is coming home to the brand's roots, featuring some of the best restaurants from New York City and beyond. The day will no doubt be filled with excellent food, quality drink, inspiring speakers, creative musical performances, and one-of-a-kind sponsor activations. (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale For The 2018 DSM Gala Concert Finale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Mark your calendars! Individual, performance-only tickets for Dallas Summer Musicals' (DSM) An Evening with the Best of Broadway, the highly anticipated concert finale to the 2018 DSM Gala, are now available for purchase. (more...)

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Returns 10/14 To Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings some of Broadways favorite stars for an exclusive one night only cabaret show to New York's new Birdland Theater, Sunday, October 14th, at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Hispanic Heritage This Week, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, 10/11  Broadway Sessions celebrates Hispanic Heritage on Broadway with an all star lineup. The evening will shine a light on the rich heritage of Hispanic themes, influence, culture and artists from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for MEDICINE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for MEDICINE THE MUSICAL, a new musical written by Michael Ehrenreich and directed by Joey Murray, that will make its world premiere in a limited engagement run on Saturday, November 3rd (more...)

"Festival Of Percussion" Comes to The CIT Cork School Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The CIT Cork School of Music percussion department collaborate for the first time with the percussion ensemble “Millennial Percussion” from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and its artistic director Adrian Spillet (principal percussionist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), and the conservatoire's percussion lecturers Sophie Hastings and Cormac Byrne. (more...)

Go Behind The Scenes of DCPA's OKLAHOMA! with Antoine L. Smith's Instagram Takeover Recap!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Denver Center for the Performing Arts's Oklahoma! as Antione L. Smith took over the BWW Instagram this past Saturday, and gave followers a behind the scenes look. Smith is currently starring as 'Curly.' Enjoy a recap of his takeover below. (more...)

Meet the Cast of KING KONG- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Open Stage of Harrisburg Presents CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Based on Stephen King's chilling tale, Carrie the Musical brings the cult-classic to the stage. Carrie White, a misfit in high school, is relentlessly hounded and bullied by the popular crowd. At home, she's at the mercy of her cruel, zealot mother. After a traumatic encounter at school, Carrie discovers a shocking and eerie new power.  And if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. (more...)

Cast Of Yiddish FIDDLER Come To Broadway Sessions This Week, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, 10/4  Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof and more. (more...)

David Cromer to Direct NEXT TO NORMAL in Chicago, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces casting for its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit) and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. Next to Normal runs May 8 - June 16, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


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Comedian And TV Star Tom Allen To Host This Year's West End Bares: Top Off The Pops
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Make A Difference Trust has announced that following his hugely popular WEST END BARES debut in 2017, comedian and TV star TOM ALLEN will host this year's WEST END BARES: TOP OFF THE POPS at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 28 October at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Broadway Stars And More Sing Disney At The Montalban To Benefit Hope Of The Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE is amping up for one of the most incredible nights in theatre in Los Angeles. In a special performance on October 13th, hosted by Broadway's Michael-Leon Wooley (Netflix's 'AJ and the Queen'). Following last year's epic Broadway night, this year, Broadway to the Rescue GOES DISNEY. On this special night, 25 of Broadway's brightest and best, along with an ensemble of over 50 performers, will take to the stage to sing songs and create show-stopping performances based on hits from your favorite Disney movies and musicals, including THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARY POPPINS, FROZEN, HERCULES, ALADDIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and many more. (more...)

The Muny Will Stage KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, CINDERELLA, and More This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

After an astonishingly epic centennial season which welcomed more than 400,000 theatregoers, The Muny announced today its dazzling, seven-show line-up for its 101st season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For World Premiere Of David Walliams' BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for the world premiere stage adaptation of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy The Musical. Luke Shepard directs Alex "Teddy" Clements (MD / Ensemble), Ryan Heenan (Joe Spud), Avita Jay (Sapphire / Raj), Eleanor Kane (Lauren), Lem Knights (Bob), Jared Leathwood (Dave Grubb), Natalie Morgan (Sue Grubb), Daisy Noir (Drummer / Ensemble), Dean Nolan (Len Spud) and Sophia Nomvete (Bobs Mum (Gwen). The production, which marks Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler's first musical opens on 28 November, with previews from 19 November, and runs until 6 January in Southampton. Billionaire Boy The Musical then tours to Manchester, Coventry and Cardiff. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for October 15, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 14, 2018

Looking into the future, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for October 1, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year... (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at New Vision Dance Co.'s KALEIDOSCOPE
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 13, 2018

Our highly anticipated fall finale KALEIDOSCOPE, will grace the stage at the Jeanne B. McCoy Center for the Arts. Be transported through the lens and captivated by color as we move in a constantly changing pattern of objects and shapes in KALEIDOSCOPE on October 13th & 14th. Guest Artists include sculptor Sarah Hahn, pianist Max Rubin, vocalist Drew Belpedio, dancers Jarrett Reimers & Karen Wing, dancer Leisa DeCarlo, the cast of NAHS Theatre's Footloose the Musical and the Paula Trybus vocal studio. Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Melissa Gould, Lisa Barry, Ryan Shaw, Daniel Kiley, Caitlin Gregory and Marlee Scholten. When: 10/13 at 8:00 pm and 10/14 at 2:00 pm Where: McCoy CPA 100 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054 Reserved seat Adult $20, Students & Seniors $12(All tickets subject to a $1.50 facility fee) Online: ticketmaster.com By phone: Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or CAPA 614-469-0939 In person: by visiting the CAPA Ticket Center at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Stars Head To Broadway Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, 10/18 Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe and more. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Lorna Want Will Star In New Musical GIRL IN A CRISIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

SimG Productions is proud to present GIRL IN A CRISIS - a new one-woman musical by Andrew Fisher, directed by Simon Greiff, that tells a painfully funny story about growing up … or not. This brand new musical will premiere at the acclaimed Crazy Coqs, as part of the Live At Zedel Season, for two performances only on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November at 7pm, and will star Olivier Award winner Lorna Want. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Hudson & More Will Celebrate the Legacy of Craig Zadan at ETF Gala
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The life of late legendary producer Craig Zadan will be celebrated by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) - the organization dedicated to supporting theatre arts in schools and nurturing students all over the country - at the organization's annual West Coast gala Thespians Go Hollywood - Honoring the Life and Work of Craig Zadan. The celebration will take place on November 11, 2018 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' headquarters in North Hollywood.  The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, and Julie Cohen Theobald, President of the Educational Theatre Foundation. (more...)

Remy Zakin, Martin Vidnovic And More Take Part In Reading of SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL will have an industry presentation on Friday, October 12that 3PM at Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 312 (305 West 38th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright, SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL is directed by Samantha Saltzman (Assistant Resident Director - Matilda on Broadway, Resident Director, Matilda 1st National Tour), withbook and lyrics by Hayden Head, music and musical direction by Stan Beard (Proud American), and casting by Michael Cassara. The general manager is DTE Management.   (more...)

BWW Previews: FOOTLOOSE at Albuquerque Little Theatre
by Beth Leitman - Oct 1, 2018

BWW Previews: Footloose at Albuquerque Little Theatre (more...)

Brief 10/1: The Public's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public Theater's Girl From the North Country officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

FAME The Musical Announces West End Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Fame the Musical, currently on a critically acclaimed UK tour, announces that TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack will star in the West End transfer. (more...)

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