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

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Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford


BWW Review: History Has a Nice Beat and You Can Dance to It in Jim Russell's POP GOES AMERICA at the Carrollwood Players Black Box Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jun 30, 2018

Imagine 'Hamilton' as a juke box musical. It's a mess at times, but it's an entertaining mess with an abundance of heart and talent. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cocktail Cabaret Celebrates 100 Shows At Caesars Palace Cleopatra's Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

A group of Caesars Palace executives and the producers and cast of the hit show, "The Cocktail Cabaret" celebrated 100 shows with a packed and enthusiastic audience at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace on Friday, June 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Stars Of New West End American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical, will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Wednesday 4 July. (more...)

Cast Announced For PAGEANT At Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The breakdown of Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest, is simple. Six contestants from across our vast country are competing for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Robert Moore on Sixty Years of the Zilker Summer Musical and ALL SHOOK UP
by Frank Benge - Jun 27, 2018

Who hasn't been to one of the Broadway musical gems that play out in the open air amphitheatre during these blistering hot Austin summers? A gift to the community, the Zilker Summer Musical has been part of Austin for sixty years now. Always free to the public, this year's offering is ALL SHOOK UP, a jukebox musical from 2004 setting Elvis Presley's music to a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's 1602 play Twelfth Night. Since 1959, audiences have placed their blankets and lawn chairs under the stars at the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater to be treated to such Broadway hits as Hairspray, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and L'il Abner to name just a few. Shows that, in many cases, no other theatre in town would produce. BroadwayWorld recently had the opportunity to sit down with J. Robert Moore, the Artistic Director of Zilker Theatre Productions to talk about the Zilker musical as well as the organization. (more...)

Casting Announced for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Darlington Operatic Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

A full cast of 34 adult performers has been announced for a local community production of the much-loved family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which flies into Darlington Hippodrome from 24 October to 3 November produced by Darlington Operatic Society (DarlingtonOS). (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates 10 Years This Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 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 and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, June 28th, Broadway Sessions will celebrate 10 years of being Broadway's favorite night out with an anniversary super show! Themed, Broadway Sessions: Greatest Hits, Broadway Sessions guests will return to recreate some of the series most memorable musical moments. (more...)

Gareth Gates To Join Connor McIntyre And Les Dennis In CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Manchester Opera House have today revealed that Gareth Gates will join the cast of Cinderella as Prince Charming, alongside Coronation Street bad boys Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis who were previously announced as the Ugly Sisters. (more...)

New Jersey Repertory Company Presents FERN HILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the premiere of Fern Hill by Michael Tucker (L.A. Law, Radio Days), from August 9 through September 9, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

Richard H. Blake Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake in 'Music of My Life' on July 9th. Richard H. Blake has performed on Broadway for 30 years in 15 Broadway shows with starring roles in shows such as Legally Blonde, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, Hairspray and currently A Bronx Tale, The Musical. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva Noblezada
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 22, 2018

Today's subject, Eva Noblezada, made a huge splash in the West End a few years back in the revival of Miss Saigon, playing the coveted role of Kim. This was after being discovered at the Jimmy Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school theatre across the United States. Eva then went into Les Miserables on the West End before reprising Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway. That performance garnered her a well-deserved Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances for the Gods with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's T. Oliver Reid!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

In the episode below, Ben is feeling the island vibes with the Tony-nominated choreography from Once On This Island, with the help of T. Oliver Reid. Can you keep up? (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Co & Truro Anglican Church Present A July Production of FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Almost twenty years ago in October,1998, Footloose: The Musical opened on Broadway, leaving audiences dancing in the aisles on their way out of the theatre. Based on the beloved 1984 hit film that catapulted Kevin Bacon's career, Footloose:T he Musical features songs from the film's award winning soundtrack that reached number one on the Billboard charts and gave the world classic 80s anthems like " Let's Hear it For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and the iconic "Footloose." (more...)

Broadway Sessions Offers a Sneak Peek at NYMF This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 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 and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, June 21st, Broadway Sessions offers it's annual New York Musical Festival Sneak Peek, featuring performances from some of the hottest shows being featured in this yers festival. (more...)

Dennis Quaid to Portray President Ronald Reagan in Upcoming Biopic
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dennis Quaid has inked a deal to play President Ronald Reagan in a film expected to begin shooting in the fall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Las Vegas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis / St. Paul - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Minneapolis / St. Paul (more...)

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

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

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Smugbug's ELEVENTH HOUR Now On Stage Through June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon running through June 27 (more...)

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer with 'Legally Blonde,' the effervescent and wildly upbeat musical based on the popular 2001 film comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 5 and 12. There is no show on Friday, July 13. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Jenny Wiley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Footloose is based off of a story about Ren McCormack moving to a small town where the local government has banned dancing and rock music, and how he leads his classmates around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore to have a real senior prom. The music is by Tom Snow(among others), the lyrics by Dean Pitchford (with additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins), and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. (more...)

CARRIE: The Musical at The Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Louis Ellis Productions in conjunction with The Depot Theatre are incredibly proud to announce their production of CARRIE: The Musical. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, CARRIE: The Musical explores the trials and tribulations of high school, however with a unique Stephen King twist to rival any previously seen on the stages of Broadway. The show will have a limited run at The Depot Theatre in Marrickville from July 25th to August 4th. (more...)

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour Comes to Ovens Auditorium April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Ovens Auditorium will host Derek Hough: Live! The Tour on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets cost between $50 and $85 (plus applicable service charges). (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Future of Live Musicals, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

TV, film, and theatre producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have had a big year, having brought one of the most cherished Broadway musicals to living rooms everywhere this spring. Now they are talking all about how they made Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert happen in Deadline's latest edition of Behind the Lens.  (more...)

Catch The Fever! CRT Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

For the second production in their 47th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to dust off those leisure suits and platform shoes for the musical stage version of the iconic 1970's Paramount/SRO film Saturday Night Fever. Based on a story by Nik Cohn, the movie was adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, with the North American version written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinati.  The production features the Grammy Award winning songs by the Bee Gees. (more...)

Roundabout Will Honor John Lithgow at 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that its annual 2019 Gala will celebrate two-time Tony and six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019. (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At North Shore Music Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2018 Musical Season with the family favorite musical, PETER PAN, set to take flight beginning on Tuesday, July 10 and playing through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour Comes to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Following the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move - Beyond - Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at large prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Derek Hough returns with a monumental experience for 2019 - DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! THE TOUR at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. From the EMMY award-winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek's magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop and everything in between. (more...)

Brent Barrett And Vocalist Heidi Webster Guest Star In The Cocktail Cabaret At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Longtime favorite Broadway stage veteran, Brent Barrett, currently on the national tour of "Chicago" as the razzling-dazzling Billy Flynn, will wow audiences as a special guest emcee in "The Cocktail Cabaret" at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace from June 13 through16, at 6 p.m. nightly.  Lovely singer Heidi Webster of the dynamic diva vocal group Lady Luck and "Showstoppers" will step in for Maren Wade. (more...)

Smugbug Productions Presents The New York Premiere Of THE ELEVENTH HOUR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon running through June 27, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.eleventhhourmusical.com/performance-tickets/the-eleventh-hour. (more...)

"The Voice" Winner Alisan Porter Comes to Hotel Cafe In Hollywood 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

???????Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Season 10 winner of NBC's The Voice Alisan Porter will appear in concert for one show only on Sunday, July 15, at 7pm at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. (more...)

Unauthorized Spider-Man Parody, PETER, WHO? Comes To The NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2018

The critically acclaimed parody-musical PETER, WHO? makes its triumphant return to the New York theater scene as an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plastics Have Doppelgangers and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the ladies of a regional production of Footloose took after the Plastics of Mean Girls. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Miles Teller Joins the Cast of TOP GUN: MAVERICK
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, Miles Teller and Tom Cruise are set to rule the skies as aerial aces in the upcoming sequel Top Gun: Maverick. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Takes The CRT Stage By Storm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to "seize the day" with their next high-energy summer production: the hit stage version of Disney's movie musical "Newsies"! This exciting musical has music written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, and is based on the film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Performances of CRT's production will be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, and run from July 11 - 28 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on July 13, 15, 18, 22, and 25 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org, using the online service ETix. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic. (more...)

Selladoor Announce Casting For ALADDIN And Their Search For A Panto Genie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

As pantomime returns to The Broadway Theatre Catford in Aladdin (07 - 30 Dec), Selladoor Worldwide announce that they will make a christmas wish come true this year as they search for a talented local singer and actor to win a paid part in the professional company as the Genie of the Lamp! It's time to find your inner 'Genie-us' and be crowned Broadway's Best? (more...)

Armand Aucamp Joins Star Studded Cast For Return Of The Fugard Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Acclaimed actor, TV and film star Armand Aucamp will join the cast of the Fugard Theatre's return season of the award-winning, enchanting romantic comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DarlingtonOS's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

A full cast of 34 adult performers has been announced for a local community production of the much-loved family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which flies into Darlington Hippodrome from 24 October to 3 November produced by Darlington Operatic Society (DarlingtonOS). (more...)

BWW Previews: PETER PAN at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 12, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. From ticking crocodiles, to fierce warriors, bungling pirates and the villainous Captain Hook himself, this fun classic will delight all ages. With its iconic score featuring songs like 'I'm Flying,' 'I Gotta Crow,' 'I Won't Grow Up' and 'Never Never Land,' PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us! (more...)

Dublin Fringe Festival Announces its 2018 Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 returns for another two week city take-over offering 16 days of brand new shows from dreamers and doers, wordsmiths and radicals, crafters and grafters, pirates and bad bitches, this September: (more...)

BWW Interview: It's Now or Never! Tim Rogan Gets ALL SHOOK UP with TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Jul 11, 2018

ALL SHOOK UP star Tim Rogan talks about the show's popularity; his third time playing cool, sincere roustabout Chad; and the awesomeness that is Elvis Presley. (more...)

Winter Gardens Blackpool to Bring Life Back to the Pavilion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring a fresh lease of creative life to the historic Pavilion Theatre, based within the grade 2* listed venue. During this joint venture, Selladoor Worldwide will lead on programing the space with both produced and received work, whilst Winter Gardens Blackpool will focus on the renovations to save and restore the theatre back to its full former glory for future generations to enjoy. (more...)

Musical Theatre Of Anthem Presents FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Footloose THE MUSICAL, One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, Footloose bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to "seize the day" with their next high-energy summer production: the hit stage version of Disney's movie musical "Newsies"! This exciting musical has music written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, and is based on the film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.  Performances of CRT's production will be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, and run from July 11 - 28 with evening show times at 7:30.  Matinees are available on July 13, 15, 18, 22, and 25 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org, using the online service ETix. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT. (more...)

Naperville's Summer Place Theatre Presents FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Naperville's Summer Place Theatre is proud to present Footloose! The Musical, based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Footloose is the second of three shows taking place at Summer Place Theatre this season. The production features direction by Madison Smith, fresh choreography by Samantha Sieghart, music direction by Emma Gingold and is produced by Jeff Sand. Also featured is the works of Jeanine Waller (Technical Director), Sabrina Ziedler (Scenic Designer), Alaina Pizzoferrato (Lighting Designer), Mackenzie Grattan (Costume Designer), Danielle Goldberg (Stage Manager), and Meghan King (Assistant Stage Manager/ Props Master). (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Cultural Arts Playhouse Syosset
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 10, 2018

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