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Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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Based on the play Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum


By arr. with the owner of the motion picture, Turner Entertainment Co.


North American Regional Premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU Opens in Thunder Bay
by Taylor Long - Sep 8, 2017

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON is excited to announce the dynamic and thrilling cast for the North American Regional premiere of the musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Directed by Magnus Theatre's Artistic Director Thom Currie, WE WILL ROCK YOU is the inaugural production of our 2017-2018 season, opening September 8 and running through September 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner and hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins in association with Patricia Watt, the Chita Rivera Awards have announced award presenters today. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017
by - Sep 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jill Paice, and More Join ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATRE at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

From the mind of Gerard Alessandrini -- the award-winning creator of the theatrical legend Forbidden Broadway and the recent hit Spamilton -- comes a thrilling new nightclub presentation, Anything Can Happen in the Theatre: The Songs of Maury Yeston for 12 nights only October 4th through October 21st (more...)

Colt Coeur and NYTW to Premiere Amelia Roper's THE BIG AND THE SMALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

As part of its 2017-2018 season Colt Coeur has announced the company's 9th world premiere, The Big and the Small, a new play by Amelia Roper, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Hyder
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Sep 25, 2017

I have seen Scott this year in two different productions of Gypsy. He played the character Herbie in both of them. I'm inordinately fond of that show and have been a little in love with Herbie since I first saw the film sometime in the late '60s, with Karl Malden in the role. There have been many fine Herbies along the way, but none hit as many of the character's emotional and dramatic notes as did Scott in both productions, even surpassing Malden, in my view. (more...)

Kathrina Miccio Helmed Film to Feature Familiar Faces from the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

St. Joseph is a light hearted zany short comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey involving two very different Italian families that live across the street from each other. Donna and Joey's house is immaculately kept inside and out. Elaine and Doug are more into going camping then caring about the appearance of their house. Donna obsesses on the hopes they would move out.. Then her mother-in-law Virginia gives her an idea that turns into a happy chaos in the neighborhood. (more...)

Give Kids The World Village & Disney Offer Chance to Win a Night in Cinderella Castle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Give Kids The World Village, along with The WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a one-night stay in the iconic Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park, in Orlando, Florida, USA. (more...)

Snowfall Over London! Is Disney Already Planning a FROZEN West End Transfer?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2017

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen is already eyeing a run on London's West End. (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)


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KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/2/2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

'Come Hang' with Rodney Carrington When He Returns to David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Get ready to laugh your cowboy boots off with comedian and country music artist Rodney Carrington. He will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino December 7 16 during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). (more...)

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

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

Unofficial Burlesque Festival Comes to Ethyl's Alcohol & Food
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Slip into a 70s NYC Vibe at Ethyl's Alcohol & Food Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into an Upper East Side scene that was once the hottest part of town. Ethyl's was founded in May 2016 and is led by an eclectic team of rock stars who were there in the heyday of the disco, punk and rock 'n' roll scenes in NYC. Co-owner and designer Paul Gerard is an acclaimed NYC restaurateur, chef and musician known for capturing the retro spirit of the city with places such as Belle Reve and Exchange Alley, after revamping larger venues like Soho House, and Soho Grand Hotel. He has also ventured into TV with his show Work The Line, with executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio. Without stopping there, he continued to use his creative energy to design his latest project, Antique Bar & Bakery in Hoboken. (more...)

Tony Nominee Walter Willison Comes to the Metropolitan Room this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison celebrates his 50th year in show business with WALTER WILLISON: MUSIC IN MY HEART, his first solo cabaret appearance since 1978, at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm. (more...)

Jennifer Cody and More to Star in A COMEDY OF TENORS at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company will produce A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, opening Oct. 20, 2017. The hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning 1989 comedy Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Wes Grantom and will run through Nov. 4, 2017. (more...)

Rodney Carrington Announces Additional Tour Dates For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Renowned comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington announces additional tour dates for 2018 beginning January 12 in Beaumont, Texas. (more...)

Legendary Tommy Tune to Headline Benefit Concert at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The chance to see the legendary performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune perform at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's an opportunity dreams are made of. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Return with Meghan Murphy & Brandon Dahlquist in WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Disney Eyes Theatre Royal Drury Lane for FROZEN West End Transfer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 5, 2017

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen is already eyeing a run on London's West End. (more...)

Theatre Under the Stars Announces the 2018 Tommy Tune Awards Schools
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to announce the schools who will be participating in the 2018 Tommy Tune Awards! (more...)

Rodney Carrington's Netflix Special HERE COMES THE TRUTH Premieres Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Fans of Rodney Carrington, one of America's best-loved and commercially-successful comedians, are in luck with two new releases this week that will look to enhance his reputation as a funny man who continues to deliver the goods. (more...)

Speakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

Final Cast Announced to Join Josie Lawrence in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Final casting is announced to join multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actors and comedians, in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre to Open 2018 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre opens its 2018 season with the Baltimore Area Premiere of the musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' from October 27th - November 5th. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Gavin Creel Sings 'Ilona' to Jane Krakowski in SHE LOVES ME, Airing This Week on PBS!
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

As the opening presentation of PBS's fall Broadway's Best lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of She Loves Me, premiering this Friday, October 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Below, watch a scene from the show, featuring Gavin Creel singing 'Ilona' to Jane Krakowski! (more...)

The Barricade Boys Are Throwing a Christmas Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Do you hear the people sing? Yes! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities! Stars of Les Mis rables, THE BARRICADE BOYS - Scott Garnham, Simon Schofield, Kieran Brown & Craig Mather - invite you to a Christmas party packed with a stocking full of festive family favourites, as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. (more...)

Finjan Holdings to Present at the Dawson James Securities 3rd Annual Small Cap Growth Conference on October 19, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

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Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock to Star in the London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock is to star in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)

Shona White and Kieran Brown to Lead SCOTS IN THE CITY at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Celebrate St Andrews Day in style with a host of leading West End performers in London in 'Scots In the City' (It's not all bagpipes and Brigadoon..!). (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee, Jr. Rehearse Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Tapped for Title Role in KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical has found its Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus! ...Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls) will play Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus, respectively, in the original holiday musical, featuring previously announced Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods). (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Host Talk-Back with Original Broadway Producer at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest, award-winning theatre companies, today announced a special bonus for the audience at an upcoming performance of the gender-bending musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which is running through October 22 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHT REVISITS...WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics byFred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017
by - Aug 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

GHOST QUARTET to Launch Inaugural 'Next Door at NYTW' Series; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the inaugural season of Next Door at NYTW in the Fourth Street Theatre, NYTW's newly renovated 65-seat black box space. (more...)

Ken Jennings to Lead Reading of THE PAPARAZZI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Broadway veteran Ken Jennings will be portraying legendary newspaper columnist and radio personality Walter Winchell in the upcoming reading of the Broadway bound musical The Paparazzi, September 18th 3pm at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

Breaking: Mark Your Calendar! FROZEN Announces Opening Night on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

We can't hold back this news anymore! Following its out-of-town tryout, Frozen will join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway, beginning performances at the St. James Theatre on Thursday, February 22, 2018 and officially opening March 22,  2018. Tickets for Broadway performances are on sale now. Visit FrozenTheMusical.com for more information. (more...)

THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW, STAGE KISS, HENRY V and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival reveal the complete playbill for the 2018 season. Having introduced Festival patrons to Two-Way Theatre in 2017, the Shaw Festival will continue to invite the audience into the creative process, giving them a real voice in the theatre experience. (more...)

Robert Fairchild & Melanie Moore to Perform LA LA LAND Duet and More at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards, will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Patricia Watt, announced additional performances today. (more...)

BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

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