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From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the "rock musical," exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits - including "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" - that have become ingrained in pop culture. Let down your long, beautiful hair, pull out the tie-dye and celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we "Let the Sunshine In!"

HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, and tells the story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. The 2009 revival, directed by Diane Paulus, won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

Fabulous Fox Announces HAMILTON Ticket On Sale Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Jeffrey Seller and the Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m.Tickets will be available for performances April 3 22, 2018. (more...)

Pollard's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a Breathtaking Rock N Roll Experience Not to Be Missed
by Robert Barossi - Oct 21, 2017

Some shows can challenge a review when it comes to whether or not to recommend a particular production. There can sometimes be long internal debates about whether or not to advise audiences to spend their hard earned money buying those tickets. That is not the case with the Pollard Theatre Company's current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. No waffling or wavering here. The best advice about this particular production can be summed up in three words: See. This. Show. (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Oct 21, 2017

The words 'an intimate evening with' may seem at odds with the cavernous Palladium. But leave it to the pint-sized Broadway legend with the huge voice to work her magic on the space. Somehow, with just a mic and a piano, Kristin Chenoweth put on a spectacular show and simultaneously formed a heartfelt connection with fans. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017


Photo Flash: Lyrical, Uplifting HOME Tells its Story at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

There's no place like home at least according to playwright Samm-Art Williams. First produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Williams' brilliantly inventive and lyrically expressive Home will run at International City Theatre from Oct. 20through Nov. 5, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Annaleigh Ashford Hosts Skin Cancer Foundation's Annual Champions for Change Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

On October 17, The Skin Cancer Foundation held its 21st annual Gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City. The Champions for Change Gala is the Foundation's signature fundraising event, and $550,000 was raised to support the organization's research initiatives, educational materials and awareness programs. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/21/2017
by - Oct 21, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/21/2017. (more...)

TV EXCLUSIVE: Get A First Look At WAITRESS on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at WAITRESS on Tour! Check out the cast in action in the video below! (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Get A First Look At WAITRESS on Tour - Opening Up in Cleveland Tonight!
by Alan Henry - Oct 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at WAITRESS on Tour! Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

by John Lariviere - Oct 20, 2017

Networks Presentations LLC presents The Sound of Music, featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The musical was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1965 starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It is this beloved film version that is firmly and fondly remembered by many. Several songs from the musical have become familiar standards, including 'Edelweiss,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Climb Every Mountain,' Do-Re-Mi' and the title song. The Sound of Music understandably remains one of America's favorite family musicals. (more...)

Take Your Shot! Tickets on Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway/San Diego announced today that tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale through Ticketmaster Verified Fan beginning Thursday, October 26 at 10am. (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Adds Late Show at PPAC for 'Stay Hungry' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Due to popular demand, a late show for Sebastian Maniscalco's Stay Hungry Tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has been added. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!
by BWW Special - Oct 20, 2017

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 THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKT BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! (more...)

Breaking: Get Your Date Now! THE PROM Will Dance to Broadway in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Kicks Off Season with Cabaret Performance of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

EgoPo Classic Theater kicks off its John Guare Festival and its 2017-2018 season with a cabaret production of the rarely seen TONY Award winning rock musical version of Two Gentleman of Verona, directed by Brenna Geffers. John Guare and Mel Shapiro did the musical adaptation from Shakespeare's comedy, with lyrics by Guare and music by Galt MacDermot. This cabaret will run November 9-12 at the Latvian Society Theater, 531 N. 7thStreet. (more...)

VIDEO: Elphabas Unite at the GREEN ELIXIR MIXER- Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2017

On Monday October 16, 16 Wicked women gathered in song in The Green Room 42. The Green Elixir Mixer was a one night only concert featuring some of the most iconic actresses to have ever played the roles of Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. The lineup included original Broadway cast members, current cast members and so many in between. (more...)

BWW Review: Bourne's Stylish RED SHOES Misses the Train
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 20, 2017

Matthew Bourne's adaptation of THE RED SHOES struggles to tell its story - and contour its mad impresario villain - in ballet form. (more...)

Photo Flash: Past and Present Witches of Oz Gathered in Song at THE GREEN ELIXIR MIXER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

On Monday October 16, 16 Wicked women gathered in song in The Green Room 42. Scroll down for photos of them in action! (more...)

Melissa Gilbert to Lead Return of Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced full casting for the return engagement of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, The Dead, adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Lauren Zakrin, Constantine Rousouli and Carrie St. Louis to Seduce Audiences in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL at (le) Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical - the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble - has announced the cast for its ten-week engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) this fall. (more...)

Eve Ensler's THE FRUIT TRILOGY and More Slated for Abingdon's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the initial lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season. With a list of celebrated and promising new artists, Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season features premiere productions on the main stage, a one-night-only gala event honoring and featuring legendary artists, and ongoing initiatives fostering the work of emerging theater-makers. (more...)

Heather Christian's ANIMAL WISDOM Extends at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Bushwick Starr is collaborating with West Yorkshire Playhouse in presenting the world premiere of Animal Wisdom, a new music-theater piece by Obie Award-winning composer and performer Heather Christian (The TEAM's Mission Drift & The World is Round, BAM), in collaboration with acclaimed artist/performer Andrew Schneider (YOUARENOWHERE- 2015 OBIE award, 2016 Drama Desk nom.), director Mark Rosenblatt (Associate Artist, West Yorkshire Playhouse), and her genre-defying group, the Arbornauts. The show has just been extended through November 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fans, They're Here for You! First Look at FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents an Evening of Short Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents an evening of short plays under the title of 'Murder at the Breakthrough' from October 20-30, 2017. (more...)

Joe Hurley Announces Marc Bolan and T.Rex 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Marking the 70th anniversary of U.K. Glam-Rock Icon Marc Bolan's birth and the 40th of his passing, this once a decade NYC Celebration of his life and lasting musical legacy will span two glorious, glittery nights. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chatillion Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of FIRE
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 19, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company (Debra Whitfield, Artistic Director), presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). Directed by Benjamin Viertel (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant), the 8-member cast features Lauriel Friedman (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Jake Horowitz (Our Town), Kevin Lowry (Sweet & Lucky), Paulette Oliva (Barbicide), Laura King Otazo (Insignificant), Jay Russell (End of the Rainbow), Malka Wallick (Outer Banks) and Stuart Zagnit (Newsies). (more...)

USC Dance Company to Take the Koger Center Stage for Fall Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

A full spectrum of dance styles, from neoclassical ballet to cutting-edge contemporary choreography, will be on display as the USC Dance Company presents its Fall Concert, November 16-17 at the Koger Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 19, 2017

In the 20+ years that RENT has been impacting the theatre-loving world, views on AIDS, drug use, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community have shifted many welcomed steps forward, and recently trumped several steps backward. Although the topics of RENT may not have the original shock value they did upon the show's celebrated 1996 Broadway debut, the relatable characters and moving themes are timeless, even alongside the now dated giant JNCO jeans, frosted tipped Hair and clunky Doc Martens. (Fashion was not the 90's best feature.) (more...)

WAITRESS Brings Sweetness to DC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 20for the irresistible new Broadway musical hit WAITRESS, coming to the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. for a 3-week limited engagement from May 15 thru June 3, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday from Noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. (more...)

BWW Review: Less is More in Ravi Jain's SALT-WATER MOON at Mirvish
by Taylor Long - Oct 19, 2017

Pull everything back. Slow everything down. Suddenly you can focus with more intention. This is exactly what Ravi Jain achieves with his Factory Theatre production of David French's SALT-WATER MOON. Presented by Mirvish at its most intimate theatre, the 700-seat Panasonic, the play forgoes props, costumes and set pieces, creating something simply beautiful - a love story between two humans. (more...)

In the Spotlight: Jay Armstrong Johnson Puts a Spell on Feinstein's/54 Below as 'Winifred Sanderson'
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2017

The Sanderson Sisters are BACK, and no one wants to miss their return, after a sold out party last year! On October 31, join Jay Armstrong Johnson and his cast of kooky characters at Feinstein's/54 Below for Jay's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017! Celebrate Halloween Salem style with a rocking 8 piece band led by Rodney Bush. Expect some spooky new tunes and even more surprise guests. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Sacramento premiere, as part of the Broadway Sacramento series at Community Center Theater, for two weeks, Nov. 1 12. (more...)

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

MusicalFare Theatre, Western New York's most awarded and only professional musical theatre company, presents the Regional Premiere of VIOLET. With a score from Tony award winning composer, Jeanine Tesori, VIOLET features a moving story with show-stopping music. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony nominated Broadway debut in 2014, VIOLET is about a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country journey of discovery, and realizes the true meaning of beauty along the way. (more...)

Marisha Wallace, Moya Angela, Karen Mav, and More Join DREAMGIRLS; Extends Through June 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions has just announced that the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, which opened last December at the Savoy Theatre to widespread critical acclaim, will extend booking through to 2nd June 2018. (more...)

Peterborough Players Announce 2nd Annual Winter Season of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Following a successful inaugural winter season, the Peterborough Players are offering a line-up of plays that will illuminate the festive spirit of the winter season. First is a classic holiday tale told from a new perspective, followed in February by a touching look at all the things worth holding onto in life, and closing out the season with the New Hampshire Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's new comedy. (more...)

Breaking: Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Erin Mackey & More Will Lead ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie, based on Little Orphan Annie, with book by Thomas Meehan, music byCharles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, directed by Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and musical direction by Jeffrey Saver. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Josh Pais Joins DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The New Group has announced that Josh Pais joins Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Sadie Scott, Chlo Sevigny and Daniel Sovich in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOOD GIRL at Primal Forces
by John Lariviere - Oct 18, 2017

If you miss (theater at) Arts Garage, we're back! We're back with a vengeance says Primal Forces producer Keith Garsson. Garsson established a reputation for bringing provocative, little known plays to Arts Garage in Delray Beach for a season and a half, before the theatre program was abruptly terminated by incoming, fledgling CEO Marjorie Waldo. Though he may have initially felt disappointed that he was not given enough time to establish his brand and develop a following at Arts Garage, Garsson simply regrouped and brought his vision and his company, Primal Forces, to Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

BWW Review: TARRA CONNER JONES HERE IS LOVE at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 18, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, under the brilliant direction of Nate Jacobs, produces some of the best entertainment theatregoers will savor. From the simplicity of beautifully staged plays to lavish musical productions and intimate talkbacks, audiences can always expect a high-end caliber of artistic endeavors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FISHSKIN TROUSERS at the Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Using the power of words and storytelling, Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti, weaves together the haunting tales of three lost people from different eras, united by the mysteries of the island of Orford Ness. Directed by Robert Price, and with a cast that includes Brett Brown, Jessica Carroll and Eva Traynor, the official press night will be tomorrow, 19th October, at the Park Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Oct 18, 2017

The Pirates of Penzance--opera or operetta? The answer to that question seems important to some opera lovers who believe a 'serious' opera company doesn't do operettas. Too bad for them if their doubts made them miss out on San Diego Opera's hugely entertaining production. A nearly sold-out audience laughed frequently as Gilbert and Sullivan made fun of inept but kind-hearted pirates, cowardly policeman trying their best, and even Queen Victoria, who made a non-singing appearance with the signature rotation of the raised royal hand. While musicologists, historians and purists at home argued about the correct classification of the work, excellent operatic singers delivered clever lyrics and threw themselves into the light-heartedly silly plot. (more...)

BWW Review: Glenn Close, Norm Lewis Perform at Benefit for National Dance Institute
by Melanie Votaw - Oct 18, 2017

At the National Dance Institute (NDI) headquarters in Harlem Monday night, October 16, 2017, Glenn Close, Norm Lewis, Charlotte d'Amboise, Robert Fairchild, and NDI's young students gave a special benefit performance titled, SONGS I'VE SUNG ON BROADWAY...AND ONE I WISH I HAD. (more...)

BWW Review: Close Up ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Oct 18, 2017

A condensed 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the Folger Theatre still has time for a couple of ensemble dance numbers straight out of 'Solid Gold,' a battle scene that's almost as well choreographed and a whole lot of kissing. (more...)

Alysha Umphress, Ben Fankhauser, and More Join Jay Armstrong Johnson's Halloween Party at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Jay Armstrong Johnson's Not So Scary Halloween Party is back by popular demand after a sold out party in 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DRACULA IS MORE THAN JUST SCARY-GOOD FUN at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Abby Rowold - Oct 18, 2017

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company had all of the fixings for a good scary-fun time at their opening of Steven Dietz's adaptation of Dracula on Friday, October 13. (more...)

VIDEO: NMI Chats with Broadway Producers Tim Kashani & Pamela Winslow Kashani
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Another video from the Stages Musical Theatre Festival was just released this week. This week's video is an intimate creative discussion and interview with Broadway producers Tim Kashani and Pamela Winslow Kashani - check it out below! (more...)

'Nick Cave: Feat.' Exhibit Opens November 10 at the Frist Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Frist Center presents Nick Cave: Feat., a dynamic survey of the noted Chicago-based artist's practice, on view in the Upper-Level Galleries through June 24, 2018. (more...)

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