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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jun 29, 2019
At about half an hour into Michael Dennis' debut play Dark Sublime, the uncomfortable thought occurred to me that there was still two hours left to go. The piece had opened strongly with numerous jokes directed at the arts industry, but already it felt as if it had played its hand. Sadly, my fears were correct, and what followed was an uninteresting exploration of a woman haunted by the past.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Surely, this is one of this summer's most uplifting tunes, presented by a true dream team, consisting of Yves V, Afrojack and Icona Pop. 'We Got That Cool' features an uplifting house groove, radiant pop sentiments and a world famous, addictive 'Gypsy Woman' melody. Meanwhile, Icona Pop lights up the chorus with bright vocals, turning this record into a burst of feel good energy. 
by Linnae Medeiros - Jun 28, 2019
It's time to head to Philadelphia because Keith Hines is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, June 29th, at the Muny's production of 1776! Be sure to tune in all throughout the day to get a look behind-the-scenes of the historical musical! You're definitely gonna want to vote yes for this takeover, so you're not gonna want to miss it!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
The classic opera, Carmen, will play July 1 at The National Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar presents the one and only "Gypsy's Dream" by renowned actor, model, singer, and dancer duo Tatiana & Alexander Fursenko. The pair, who are winners of the Russian President's National Award for Contribution to the Theatre and Film Industry, premiers with their first show  on Friday, June 28 at 9:00pm. A show will be held every Friday until Labor Day weekend. The one-hour show will include classic Gypsy ballads and dancers, as well as a guitarist, violinist, and an accordionpiano player from the Gypsy Fun Trio (Andrey Solodenko, Valery Zhmud and Sergey Pobedinsky). Said Russian Samovar manager Vlada Von Shats, "The incredible sound of the gypsies will touch your soul."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Barking's very own pre-Edinburgh, fringe theatre festival Clout! is back by popular demand from Thursday 4 - Sunday 14 July 2019. Clout! is a performance festival in East London which gives opportunities to artists and theatre companies to present new and existing work and showcase work in development. This is the second year of the festival and the 2019 programme will be bigger and better with theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, burlesque, music and family shows. Studio 3 Arts will be hosting the performances across two sites - Galleon Community Centre and their new venue at Unit 46, Vicarage Field Shopping Centre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Green Room 42 brings the fifth show of 'GR42 Sings' back to its stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Catzilla 7, A Cat Fest! returns to Chicago on Friday, August 23 and Saturday August 24, 2019, at the Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor) in Avondale. Tickets are $20.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Broadway performer Karen Marie Pisani and Radio City Rockette Jessica Davison return to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) to present two special master classes, Acting for Dancers and Jazz.  The public is invited to sign up for these master classes taught at the studio located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a historic, scenic coastal town on the North Shore region of Massachusetts in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Oxygen, the network for high-quality crime programming, takes a closer look at the captivating and twisted love story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn in a “Killer Couples” two-hour special, Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love To Kill For premiering on Saturday, July 13th at 7PM ETPT. The special will break down the dynamics of Gypsy and Nick's relationship and will exclusively feature Nick's first interview since his sentencing, detailing what pushed the couple to the edge in murdering Gypsy's abusive mother, Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard. For a sneak peek of the premiere, visit here!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The award-winning TV comedy "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K) is coming to North Charleston in an all-new LIVE show featuring Joel Hodgson, the original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series for more than three decades, in his final live tour. Produced by Alternaversal LLC, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour will play the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on November 21, with the never-before-screened film No Retreat, No Surrender.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
New shows on sale at bergenPAC: One Funny Mother on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.; The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 8 p.m.; The Gin Blossoms: The New Miserable Experience on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.; Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents' landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.  
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Tonight, Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Betsy Wolfe, and many more Broadway stars take the stage in Into The Woods at Town Hall!
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bernadette Peters was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Peters talks about her trip to Vancouver and the politeness of Canadian audiences. She also joins hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to learn facts about dogs when they played 'Truth or Tail.' 
by The Marriage Matinee - Jul 7, 2019
The Cathedral of Notre Dame is an internationally recognized symbol, a mammoth structure of stone and priceless art, some of which suffered from the ravages of fire in April. But it is so much more. It is the building that bears witness to the faith and failures of countless people who come to it every day, and Footlite Musicals gives you a window into some of those deep themes with their production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 7, 2019
On this day in 2011, a revival of Master Class starring Tyne Daly celebrated its opening night on Broadway!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.
by Courtney Symes - Jul 5, 2019
When it opened on Broadway in 2006, The Drowsy Chaperone boasted an all-star cast and garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. You can expect that same quality in Broadway at Music Circus' third production of the summer, with Lynne Wintersteller returning to Sacramento in the title role. Lynne was last seen here in 2017 as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and as Mother Superior in Sister Act, where she solidified her place as Music Circus royalty and left audiences anticipating her return. We are now lucky enough to witness that event and Lynne was generous enough to speak with Broadway World Sacramento about her newest role and what we can expect from her in the future.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Hungarian Nights plays 3 performances at the A.R.T. Theater, 502 West 53rd St & 10th Ave, Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM and 2 shows, Friday, July 26th @ 3:30 & 7:30 PM. Tickets available online at crystaltheatre.ticketleap.comnyc-show-hungarian-nights or purchase at the door.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh today announces he is delighted that in honour of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday next March, the Queen's Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway. Following the renovation of wartime bomb damage and a major restoration of the auditorium and the complete backstage, the newly named Sondheim Theatre will continue as the home of world's longest running musical Les Miserables as it enters its 35th year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Every year, since 2009, The Ten Chimneys Foundation, which facilitates the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, brings together just ten of the nation's top regional theatre actors to work with a world-renowned Master Teacher. This year, PCPA's Kitty Balay was selected to join leading actors and acting teachers who were chosen from an exclusive list of only ten national theatres. The actors will participate in a week of master classes headed by distinguished actress Tyne Daly from July 14 - 20, 2019. The intensive master class will take place at the estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. This is a life-altering opportunity for the selected theatre actors to expand their creative and mentoring abilities.
by Paul Smith - Jul 4, 2019
Happy Fourth of July! On this very special day on which we celebrate our nation's independence, we can't help thinking about some of our favorite songs celebrating America... as featured in Broadway musicals, of course! Kick off the holiday weekend with some of our very favorite patriotic showtunes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Gypsy, starring Olivier Award-winner Imelda Staunton as Rose, is streaming now through July 31 on Great Performances on PBS.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
HAIRSPRAY opens THIS Saturday and runs through August 11th at the Victoria Theater from Bay Area Musicals! Go behind the scenes of the show!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
lizabeth Inghram and Joanna Parson present a return engagement of Not Helpful: pretty songs and feminine harms
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 2, 2019
In the opening number of their revue, LETTIN' THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, E. Faye Butler and Felicia P. Fields sing "You only live once, so let the good times roll!" And for the next one hundred minutes,these two legendary divas unleash a torrent of song, story, and soul that rocks the Pickard Theater with unchained energy, joy, and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
On the eve of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's (MMFO) opening performances at the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss has announced that Lincoln Center has extended the contract of Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree through the summer of 2023. Langree has held the position since 2003, fostering the Festival Orchestra's profile as an established ensemble and steadfast presence on the Lincoln Center campus, furthering its scope of repertoire beyond music of the classical era, and heightening its reputation as one of America's premier chamber orchestras. Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 1998 and began his tenure as music director in 2003. 2023 will be his twenty-first season in the role. American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Jack Viertel, who has run New York City Center's Encores! series for the past twenty years, has just announced that he will resign from his position as Artistic Director at the end of the 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
It's the story of the quintessential stage mother, her dreams for herself and her daughters, and the daughter who dared live her own dream. “GYPSY: A Musical Fable” will close out the Castle Craig Players 26th Anniversary Season, running July 26–August 10 at their intimate cabaret venue in Meriden.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 15, 2019
"There's a quote from Thornton Wilder that I love. He writes, 'Anyone can make a comedy which is cruel; it is very hard to make a comedy which is kind. To give a fellow feeling between young and old - that's art. HELLO, DOLLY! is one of those old gems. It has some of the best of the best material in all of musical theatre." Actor Matt Gibson is enthusing about his upcoming performances as Cornelius Hackl in Maine State Music Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY!, which runs from July 17 - August 3 at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick. "He might be my favorite character in the traditional canon," Gibson says of the innocent young man from Yonkers. Gibson has played the part twice before at the Virginia Music Theatre and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatres, and he is thrilled to revisit the role in Maine, where he is just finishing a run of TREASURE ISLAND, playing the ill-fated sailor, Mr. O'Brien.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 15, 2019
Today's top stories: a flood at The Lion King results in costume adjustments, and more!
by Richard Allen - Jul 15, 2019
Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the state professional theatre of West Virginia, is proud to present the highly praised musical comedy Nunsense.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 12, 2019
Today's top stories: Slave Play will open at the Golden, Kara Lindsay returns to Beautiful, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre is going to Yonkers for its third show of the season, Hello, Dolly! from July 17 - August 3.
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2019
Bay Area Musicals' production of HAIRSPRAY runs from July 6 - August 11, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103). Regular tickets range from $35 - $65 and can be purchase online at www.bamsf.orghairspray. Opening Night Fundraiser Tickets (available only for the Saturday, July 6 performance at 8:00 p.m.) range from $50 - $100 and includes dessert and a champagne toast with the cast (and can also be purchased online at www.bamsf.orghairspray). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Emmy Award-winning creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino has announced that she is writing the script for the GYPSY remake. She revealed the news on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart, a WNYC radio show.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
This past month was filled with exciting stage-to-screen news! In casting news, The Little Mermaid cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid film and Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of The Prom on Netflix has cast Meryl Streep and James Corden in lead roles. Amy Sherman-Palladino announced she is writing the script, as well as directing, the Gypsy film remake and Kinky Boots is heading to Broadway HD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
World Music Institute (WMI) prepares to celebrate its 34th year in NYC with a fresh roster of global artists for the FallWinter 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Elizabeth Inghram and Joanna Parson present a return engagement of NOT HELPFUL: PRETTY SONGS AND FEMININE HARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Cast, band members and fans of hit musical Come From Away in London celebrated Canada Day today, 1 July, by performing at Tottenham Court Road Station and sharing random acts of kindness with 500 passing commuters by handing out £5 travelcards. With this show of goodwill they hoped to honour the spirit of the musical and the residents of Newfoundland, Canada who welcomed stranded air passengers from around the world in the wake of 911.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2019
This weekend, Keith Hines piddled, twiddled and resolved as he took BroadwayWorld behind the scenes at The Muny's production of 1776! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck will bring his one-man show, Both Feet Off the Ground, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only-Friday, August 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 17 (8 p.m.).