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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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Based on a story ("The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown") and characters by Damon Runyon

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway's golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, a masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon's comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City.

GUYS AND DOLLS originally conquered Broadway in 1951 as the winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical and again in 1992 with 4 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. The New York Times calls it "The show that defines Broadway dazzle!" A movie version ofGUYS AND DOLLS was released in 1953 starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.

Photo Flash: Riverdale Rising Stars Stage THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Riverdale Rising Stars presents THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, the interactive musical comedy whodunit in which the audience decides who did it! (more...)

Southgate Community Players' Young People's Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL JR.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

SCP's Young People's Theatre will take the stage at the newly renovated Corner Playhouse as the Dr. Seuss characters you know and love in Seussical Jr. This fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers. Watch as Horton faces ridicule and danger! Will the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community help him to emerge triumphant? Come see the show and find out! (more...)

Broadway Palm Announces 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 26th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1st.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) presents the New York Premiere of David Ives's The Metromaniacs, adapted from Alexis Piron's La Metromanie and directed by Michael Kahn. Performances continue through Sunday May 20th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Joins The League Of Professional Theatre Women's for ORAL HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

On Monday, May 7th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Rivera talked about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World's lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces Its 2018-19 Season - DREAMERS & SCHEMERS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are proud to announce BrightSide Theatre's 2018-2019 Season - "Season Eight- Dreamers & Schemers" From a musical theatre favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat complete with a full children's choir, to the laugh out loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to the musical farce Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, this season has something for everyone! (more...)

by Robert Gould - May 8, 2018

Robert Gould reports on the final of the 2018 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year. at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. (more...)

Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 9 through 17. A 26-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Poor Wand'ring One," "Oh, Better Far to Live and Die" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General." (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center closes its 2017-18 Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Redhouse will close its 2017-18 season with the ever-popular musical La Cage aux Folles, book by Harvey Feirstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. Performances will take place at Redhouse Arts Center, from May 31 - June 10, 2018. In addition, Redhouse will celebrate its Grand Opening of its new home at 400 S. Salina Street with a special event and ribbon cutting taking place June 1st prior to the opening night show. La Cage aux Folles, based on the same 1973 play which was also the inspiration for the movie "The Birdcage" starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, will close the 2017/18 season. This comedic and heartfelt show features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, composer of Broadway hits Hello, Dolly! and Mame. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Starring Deaf Actor Joshua Castille
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Tony and Oscar winner Tony Walton is directing a production of My Fair Lady in Edmond, Oklahoma. The set and costume designer sat down for an interview with to talk about his experience thus far. (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN's Movie Hans Santino Fontana Snaps Pictures With Stage Hans John Riddle
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

We're seeing double! Santino Fontana, the voice of Hans in the animated film version of Frozen, went to see the musical last night. After the show, he posed for some photos with John Riddle, who plays Hans on stage. (more...)

Americana Theatre Company Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents the musical theatre classic Man of La Mancha, starring Boston television personality Scott Wahle in the dual role of Don Quixote/Cervantes, from July 7 through 29, with performances weekly from Thursday through Sunday, at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. Man of La Mancha is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The production is directed by Michael Kirkland, with music direction by Nancy Sparklin. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others. (more...)

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Announces Guest Teaching Artists For THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Intermediate and advanced dance students in the greater Philadelphia region will have a unique opportunity to learn with acclaimed guest artists John Selya, Olga Kostritzky and Levi Marsman during 'The Bridge' master class series, presented by Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) from June 6-12, 2018. (more...)

Orpheum Announces Recipients Of 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the recipients of the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers to Star in RAIN MAN By Dan Gordon
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) stars as Raymond Babbit opposite Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall) as Charlie Babbit. RAIN MAN opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on 21 August, before embarking on a UK tour to Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brighton, Guildford, Leeds, Richmond, Derby and Northampton. Further dates and casting to be announced in due course. (more...)

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Seventh Sense presents a stunning collection of some of the greatest stars of musical theatre celebrating the very best of the West End with classic songs (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Di Botcher Announced As Special Guest Performer At The West End Gala Of The 12th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce Welsh actress Di Botcher as the special guest performer at the 12th annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and the 11th anniversary of The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17. (more...)

Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. (more...)

Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Sinead Matthews to Star in Classic Spring's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Classic Spring announces Olivier-Award winner Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, from 20 July at the Vaudeville theatre. Directed by Michael Fentiman, the production also stars Jeremy Swift in the role of Reverend Chasuble and Sinead Matthews as Gwendolyn Fairfax. (more...)

Roundabout Will Celebrate Student Theatre Arts Festival Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) will present the eighth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, hosted by Roundabout actor (Too Heavy For Your Pocket) and 2018 Lucille Lortel nominee Brandon Gill. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special - May 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 7th Annual Jerry Herman Awards of Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

???????Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 7TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP Re-Boots for Fourth Year!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

From the stage of last year's premiere edition of the bootcamp's Kristi Awards show at the Broken Arrow PAC, the world renowned 'local girl makes good' Kristin Chenoweth told the audience it took her three years to figure out what she wanted for the program. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents NAAMAH'S ARK As Part Of The River To River Festival, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and the celebration of the human voice - presents a free performance of a new version of the dramatic oratorio Naamah's Ark by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek, on Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Park. The event is produced in collaboration with the River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority. (more...)

Laura Osnes, James Snyder, and More Will Lead SHOW BOAT at Philadelphia's Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Bucks County Playhouse audiences will have the opportunity to revisit one of America's most storied musicals when it presents a world-premiere concert adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern's legendary musical, "Show Boat," Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

BWW Previews: MY FAIR LADY at Mitchell Hall Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - May 17, 2018

BWW Previews: The Importance of My Fair Lady and Why You Should Come See It (more...)

BWW Interview: Camille Metoyer Moten: A Triumph!
by Christine Swerczek - May 16, 2018

Omaha, Nebraska is teeming with talent. And once in awhile you come across a person who is more than a performer in the spotlight; she is a light. Camille Metoyer Moten is a singer, actress, author, and inspirational human being. She will appear in her own show at the Omaha Community Playhouse on June 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm and on June 10 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Nathan Lane, currently starring in Angels in America, appeared on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared his take on the Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. He also talked about channeling 'the worst human being,' Roy Cohn, in his Tony-nominated Broadway play Angels in America and how he's inadvertently paying Stormy Daniels' hush money. (more...)

Full Company Announced For ME AND MY GIRL At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The full company has been confirmed for Chichester Festival Theatre's summer musical ME AND MY GIRL, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 2 July - 25 August (press night: 9 July). (more...)

MTI Europe Presents 2nd Annual Junior Theatre Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 3 June. The event provides an opportunity for young students to celebrate their love of musicals and experience the transformative power of theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Argyle Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - May 15, 2018

Another opening, another show, but this time it's at a brand new theater in Babylon Village. No longer will we have to deal with the unpredictable LIRR to see a hit musical, we can see a big Broadway show with big Broadway names both on and offstage right here on Long Island. The radiant and comfy-cozy Argyle Theatre just opened it's doors for the first time with a dazzling production of Frank Loesser's 'Guys and Dolls.' (more...)

FROZEN To Launch National Tour At Hollywood Pantages Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

FROZEN, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will launch a North American tour in the Fall of 2019 and will officially open at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles during the 2019-20 season. (more...)

The Mountain Play Presents MAMMA MIA! Featuring The Music Of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience is proud to present Mamma Mia! for its 105th Season. Directed by Jay Manley, Musical Direction by Jon Gallo, and Choreography by Nicole Helfer and Zoe Swenson-Graham. (more...)

A BRONX TALE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre March 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions and Evamere Entertainment are delighted to announce thatA BRONX TALE will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement March 12-24, 2019. A BRONX TALE will be part of Broadway In Chicago's upcoming season. Subscriptions will go on sale in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

NEWSIES Returns to New Jersey With Some of Broadway's Best
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Some of Broadway's best performers will grace the stage for Disney's Tony Award-winning musical 'NEWSIES,' at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center June 1 - 17. The acclaimed musical, which had its start at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse before heading to Broadway and a national tour, is finally returning to its roots in New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Feature: Tony Award Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Talks New Monograph, His North Carolina Roots and Designing With Improbable Fabrics
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 11, 2018

Six-Time Tony Award Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long is a busy man. He's not only working on five shows simultaneously, including the movie-to-Broadway musicals of 'Beetlejuice' and 'Tootsie' but he is also celebrating the publication of two books. books. The first accompanies The Mint Museum exhibition, William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016, which runs through June 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second, The Designs of William Ivey Long, is a monograph by Bobbi Owen, chronicling Long's career over 350 shows. Next week, Long and Owen will be stopping by The North Carolina Museum of History to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The North Carolina Arts Council. They spoke to me to discuss Owen's book, Long's North Carolina roots and designing with improbable fabrics. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For THE LIGHT PRINCESS In Concert At Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Club 11 London & Alex Parker Theatre Company in partnership are excited to announce further casting for The Light Princess in Concert, featuring already announced Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, at Cadogan Hall at 630pm, Sunday 1st July 2018, directed by Paul Foster and musical direction under Alex Parker. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Celebrates Cast Album Release With 'Let It Go' Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

To celebrate the debut of the Frozen Original Broadway Cast Recording, the show has just released a brand new, behind-the-scenes music video of its best known song and Act I closer, "Let It Go." This is the first time that the Broadway version of the song, and Caissie Levy's (Elsa) thrilling vocal performance, have been heard outside of the St. James Theatre. The video takes the viewer into the recording studio with Levy and into the backstage and onstage worlds of the cast of the Broadway production of Frozen. "Let It Go" won the Academy Award® in 2014 for Best Original Song. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Opens 50th Anniversary Season With A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston kicks off the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with A Chorus Line from June 7-17. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical will run for 8 performances at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

DVR Alert: PBS To Present Encore Broadcast Of Chita Rivera: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

On Friday, May 11, PBS will present an encore broadcast of their enormously successful Great Performances special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a career retrospective of the legendary theatrical icon. The program features interviews, archival performance footage and songs from Rivera's concert repertoire including such numbers as "A Boy Like That," "America," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "All That Jazz," and "Nowadays."  The encore broadcast will air in the New York area on THIRTEEN/WNET Friday, May 11 at 10:00 PM ET. (Check local listings in your area).  (more...)

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