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CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road Comes to the Grand 1894 Opera House in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE are coming to The Grand 1894 Opera House, Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm, Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visiting www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

FROZEN THE MUSICAL Creative Team Reveals Changes & Challenges of Stage Production
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 9, 2017

In a new interview with The New York Times, the creative team of Disney's FROZEN THE MUSICAL discuss the challenges that they face in bringing the hit animated film to live theater. (more...)

Raue Center For The Arts Celebrates a Record Setting Year!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff promotions after a record setting year, as well as a number of new and exciting happenings that have taken place at the theatre this summer! Raue Center is excited to continue enriching the lives of all through the arts as the 2017-2018 season continues into fall. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Opens 2017-18 Season with GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

One of Broadway's all-time classics, "Guys & Dolls" will lead off Rivertown Theaters' spectacular, highly anticipated 2017-18 season opening September 8 and running through September 24th. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Joshua Carter, Kendra Kassebaum, Douglas Lyons and More Set for New Staging of RAGTIME at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre is creating a rich and evocative new production of Ragtime, a tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century that is a timely story about the immigrants who helped make the United States the diverse and thriving nation it is today. (more...)

THE EXORCIST to be Unleashed onto the West End Stage for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. (more...)

Tony Winner Faith Prince Headed to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will join Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series on August 25 & 26 at 7:00 PM, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Tom Wopat Issues Statement; 'Firmly Denies' Groping Charges
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

In a statement issued to USA TODAY this morning, Wopat denies the charges against him and says he hopes to clear his name. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Woman Standing Up in a Man's World: Kate Fahrner in NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Aug 7, 2017

¬ďShe a woman standing up in a man's world, and she won't take no for an answer,¬Ē Kate Farhner says admiringly of her current role in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Disney's Newsies. ¬ďKatherine is one of the principal storytellers in the show, and [as a writer], she is unique because she is a woman modeling herself after a man.¬Ē The actress who created a sensation last season as Eva Peron returns to the Pickard Theater to work once again with director/choreographer Marc Robin and her Evita co-star Matt Farcher. Farhner recounts how she came to be cast as the young journalist, Katherine Plumber, who becomes involved with strike leader, Jack Kelly, and helps the newsboys win their objectives. ¬ďI had gone in to audition for Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Marc Robin asked me if I knew Katherine's song ¬ďWatch What Happens.¬Ē I didn't, but I prepared it and sang it for them at the callback. When Matt walked in, I knew this was going to be a dream to play this part. We didn't get to interact much in Evita, but we do as Katherine and Jack, and there is a little more of ourselves in these roles.¬Ē (more...)

Broadway In Chicago presents ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and ON YOUR FEET! are delighted to announce that the hit Broadway musical, ON YOUR FEET!, will dance its way back to Chicago where it originated its Pre-Broadway engagement the summer of 2015. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, ON YOUR FEET! will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, and More to Join Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in LABOUR OF LOVE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma. (more...)

Complete Company and Creative Team Announced for Old Globe's Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete company and creative team for the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, named for a Globe board member whose generosity supports a four-week program for rising 9th - 12th grade students and recent high school graduates to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare's plays, and to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material. (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)


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BWW Morning Brief August 3rd, 2017: CURVY WINDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Opens Tonight and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Community Day & Costume Sale 8/26 Kicks Off Arena Stage 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the company's 2017/18 season with a free Community Day on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Center (1101 Sixth St., SW). Featuring family-friendly activities for all ages, this full day of programming celebrates the American voices that have shaped the theater's upcoming season by showcasing America's rich history and cultural diversity. This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's 2017 Annual Benefit Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The BrightSide Theatre Board of Directors, Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak announced the BrightSide Theatre's 2017 Annual Benefit on Saturday, September 23 from 7-10 pm at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 South Ellsworth Street, Naperville, IL 60540. (more...)

UPDATE: Broadway Veteran Tom Wopat Posts Bail After Arrest for Assault Charge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

According to TMZ, Broadway veteran Tom Wopat, who is currently starring in Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd Street, was just arrested in Waltham, Massachusetts for indecent assault and battery. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces The First Major London Revival Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced the first major London revival of BARNUM. Gordon Greenberg's production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. The production goes on sale to supporters of the Menier on 31 August, and to the general public on 11 September. (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, New York, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: FROZEN
by Walter McBride - Aug 18, 2017

Performances have begun for Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and continue through October 1, 2017. For information on the Denver engagement visit DenverCenter.org. (more...)

For the First Time in Costume! Costumes Revealed for Disney's FROZEN, Performances Begin Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This morning, EW.com debuted the first look at Frozen stars Caissie Levy (Elsa) and Patti Murin (Anna) with Jelani Alladin (Kristoff) and John Riddle (Hans) in two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram's designs for the production. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe - Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless, Bryce Pinkham and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Forty Year Friendship Shines In Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

School-friends Greg Yates and Tim Jones have enjoyed a friendship that has spanned the last 40 years. Having acted in hundreds of shows together they have now embarked on a new project; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's production of BRASSED OFF as Jim and Harry. (more...)

Book Now For THE EXORCIST At Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time, directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier. The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. Book tickets here from £20 (more...)

FROZEN on Broadway Announces New Block of Tickets Through Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The production just announced a new block of tickets are now on sale through August 12, 2018 - following yesterday's initial ticket offering. (more...)

Casting Announced for the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of The Sound of Music as part of a North American tour. State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of The Sound of Music December 22-24, 2017. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Disney's FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Tickets for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen are now available for purchase at FrozenTheMusical.com or by calling the Disney on Broadway hotline at (866) 870-2717. Group tickets for 20 or more will be available at DisneyTheatricalSales.com or by calling (800) 439-9000. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, and Matt Hetherington have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Cast and Creatives Chat Bringing Arendelle to Life in Denver
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2017

Elsa is poised to cast her spell over Broadway, but first, Denver! Watch as Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, and director Michael Grandage discuss the journey from page to stage as Frozen the musical tells its story for the first time (in forever). (more...)


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Tickets for Disney's FROZEN on Broadway On Sale Monday, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Tickets for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen will go on sale Monday, August 14 at 10:00am EST. (more...)

Check Out a First Look at Two Costume Designs for FROZEN's Princess Anna!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

As fans eagerly await the arrival of Disney's stage adaptation to their hit animated film, check out a first look at Tony Award winning designer Christopher Oram's (WOLF HALL, HUGHIE) new costumes for Anna. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, Improvements
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

As patrons lined up for the evening performance of 'Guys and Dolls' on Friday, August 4, most were already aware that the show, which closes on August 12, was a hit. Strong critical reviews and happy audiences have fueled tremendous interest in the revival - creating a demand for tickets that is unprecedented at the Playhouse. (more...)

Recording Artist and Actress Ana Isabelle to Take on the Title Role in Asolo Rep's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly announces that acclaimed Puerto Rican recording artist and actress Ana Isabelle will take on the iconic role of Eva Peron in the theatre's highly anticipated production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA. (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27.  (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

The Longwood Players to Present SONGS I SANG ON MY SUMMER VACATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Longwood Players will present a summer artist spotlight in 'Songs I Sang On My Summer Vacation' on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 at 8 p.m. at Chelsea Theatre Works (189 Winnisimmet St.Chelsea, MA). (more...)

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